Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Shared a Never-Before-Seen Photo From When They Were Dating

These days, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship is the talk of the blogs and tabloids. However, when they first met –the royal duo were able to have a secret romance flying under the radar of the public and allowing their relationship to blossom in private.

The pair met in July 2016 –when they were set up on a blind date in London. Shortly after that, the prince convinced the stunning former actress to fly away with him to Botswana. During their engagement interview with BBC in Nov. 2017 —the prince explained, “She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic. Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to get to know each other.” As a result, Botswana has become a very special place for the couple. They’ve been there several times and the large diamond on Markle’s engagment ring is from the region. They recently shared a never-before-seen photo from when they began dating.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a never-before-seen photo from when they were dating

Recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launched their official Instagram page @sussexroyal. On their account –the pair shared a photo from their Aug. 2017 trip to Botswana where they celebrated the Duchess of Sussex’s 36th birthday. In the photo, the usually regal royal couple are seated on the ground next to a sedated elephant as they carefully put a collar around its neck –allowing scientists to track it in the future. The Instagram caption said,

Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Botswana to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar. Approximately 100 elephants are poached/killed every day for their ivory tusks. Using satellite technology allows conservationists to track their critical migratory patterns and to protect them and the local communities from human wildlife conflict. The elephant pictured was sedated for just 10 minutes before he was up and back with his herd. Tracking his movements has allowed conservationists to better protect him and other elephants and ensure heightened protection for these beautiful creatures moving forward

When did Prince Harry know Meghan Markle was “the one”?

Blind dates typically aren’t anything to write home about. Therefore, both Markle and Prince Harry reluctantly met for a drink at Soho House in London. However, the prince was immediately smitten. He later told BBC that he was sure his wife was the one, “The very first time we met.”

He continued, “the fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was a sort of confirmation to me that everything, all the stars were aligned. Everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of that — she tripped and fell into my life; I fell into her life.”

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