When Did Prince Harry Realize He Wanted to Spend Forever With Meghan Markle?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are one of the cutest couples around! Everyone can agree they are perfect for each other, and they couldn’t be more smitten with each other. When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex look at each other, you can see the love in their eyes, proving they are meant to be together.

For many months during their relationship, the world was officially on ring watch, waiting for the exciting announcement to come that Meghan and Harry were engaged. While it seems that everyone knew early on that the couple was meant to be, one question still remains. When did Prince Harry know that he wanted to spend forever with Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle is the one for Prince Harry
Meghan Markle is the one for Prince Harry | Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images

When did their relationship start?

Harry and Meghan’s relationship began when they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. They met up in London for a drink in order to get acquainted and immediately planned a second date shortly after. It wasn’t long before Meghan and Harry headed to Botswana, where they enjoyed some time getting to know each other while having some private time together. Soon, they were officially a couple, and one was rarely seen without the other. Each time they made an appearance, they were adorably holding hands and looking more connected than ever before. 

How did Meghan and Harry make it work?

With Meghan living in Toronto, Canada, and Harry living all the way over in London, it seems that it would have been difficult for them to see each other as often as they would like. At the time, Meghan couldn’t relocate because she was still starring in the television show that put her on the map, the legal drama Suits. Harry, of course, needed to be in London for his royal duties. In order to make their relationship work, the couple promised they would never go more than two weeks without seeing each other. Harry made time to visit Meghan on the set of Suits, and Meghan flew to London whenever her schedule allowed in order to see her prince.

Their trip to Jamaica

A few months into their relationship, Harry and Meghan traveled to Jamaica for three days to attend the wedding of a close friend. The other guests at the wedding, who knew Harry extremely well, said they had never seen him so happy. He couldn’t take his eyes off of Meghan, and the two had a wonderful time during the trip. All of their friends seemed to realize just how serious the relationship was. They all agreed that Meghan was the perfect person for Harry to be with, and all of his friends warmly welcomed her into their inner circle.

When did Harry realize that he wanted to marry Meghan?

Harry and Meghan truly have a fairy tale relationship, down to the fact that Harry knew he wanted to spend his life with Meghan the first time they met! They connected so well on that first date, and realized just how much they had in common and enjoyed each other’s company. Harry knew that Meghan was extremely special, and he also knew that he would fall completely in love.

His predictions were spot on, as Meghan felt the same way about him. It was after only 16 months that the announcement came that Meghan and Harry planned to get married. They said “I do” in May 2018, and the rest is history! With the couple currently expecting their first child, it seems that the future only holds bright things for the Duke and Duchess!