While we do know that Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had a whirlwind affair before they said ‘I do’ but this is probably the first time when we have insider details of their first few dates — that cemented their relationship for the future.
In a new controversial book that was released recently called ‘Finding Freedom’, Harry was supposedly “in a trance” after meeting Meghan for the first time.
She also reportedly told her friends after the meeting, “Do I sound crazy when I say this could have legs?”
Their first date was at Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse in central London, according to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. ‘Finding Freedom’: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry biography reveals tensions in the Royal Family
The couple did a lot of travelling — Canada and Uk as they kept seeing each other while taking care of professional commitments. Meghan also said to her friend that she wanted to “settle for a nice English gentleman” on a visit to London, according to the book.
A friend told Scobie and Durand that after the three-hour date: “Harry knew they would be together at that point… she was ticking every box fast.”
The next night they arranged to return to the same place for a romantic dinner, sources told Finding Freedom. The book states: “Despite the palpable attraction between them, there was no goodbye kiss, no expectation, just a hint that something was there and they hoped to see each other again soon. ‘Almost immediately they were almost obsessed with each other,’ a friend said. ‘It was as if Harry was in a trance.'”
On their third date, Harry surprised Meghan with a trip to Botswana. They stayed in a $1,957 (£1,500) night tent while in the African country. After three months, they said, “I love you”.
The book adds: “A friend said: ‘She came back smiling and just completely spellbound.’