What Did Meghan Markle Wear on Her First Date with Prince Harry?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, now the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, are expecting their first child, deemed Baby Sussex, together. They are starting a family together after getting married last May in one of the most-watched and talked about royal weddings.
While we know a lot about their relationship — they cook together, exercise, and joke often — there’s still lots to be discovered about the early days of their romance. More specifically, their first date.
Luckily, Markle has revealed what she wore on her first date with Prince Harry. Keep reading to learn what look the Duchess wore on that famous blind date.
How did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet?
There’s some speculation surrounding the exact details of how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met. We know for sure that they met through a mutual friend who is a woman.
During their first sit-down interview after announcing their engagement in November 2017, Markle said she and Harry “should protect her privacy and not reveal too much of that” referring to their friend who set them up.
Their first date
“We met once and then twice back to back two dates in London” in early July 2016, Harry said in the interview. “It was definitely a set-up,” Markle said. The royal couple got to know each other over drinks in Toronto where Markle had been filming Suits.
“I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her and there she was sitting there. I was like, ‘OK well I’m really going to have to up my game here,’” Harry added.
And up his game he did. Within a month, Harry convinced Markle to join him in Botswana for five days where they “camped out under the stars” and got to know each other.
When they decided to commit to making a long distance relationship work, they went to great lengths to see each. Markle noted in the interview she and Harry didn’t go more than two weeks without seeing each other.
What Markle wore
After her wedding, Markle revealed what she wore on her very first date with the now Duke of Sussex. During an HBO documentary about the royal family called Queen of the World, Markle sees her wedding dress for the first time since wearing it in May 2018.
She admires the details and work that went into the creation of custom-made Givenchy gown and handmade 16-foot veil. Then she hits documentary viewers with what she wore on her first date.
“Somewhere in here, there’s a piece…Did you see it? The piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside?” Markle asks the woman interviewing her for the film.
Markle then clues the interviewer in on the meaning of the fabric.
On her wedding day, it was her “something blue.” And it’s not just any blue fabric. It’s “fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date,” referring to her and Prince Harry’s first date.
“That’s about the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard,” the interviewer says to Markle, making her giggle.
There you have it. Markle wore a blue dress on her first date with Harry. She’s known to be a fan of blue dresses. She wore one during the interview for the documentary and has worn a number of blue dresses in the past few years.
She wore a light blue lace dress to an event in New York City three months before she met Harry, according to Insider. Markle may have worn the same dress for her date with Harry or she may have purchased a new outfit. We may never get the exact details on her last, first date outfit but we do know she wore a blue dress.