But the new biography, Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, purports to have new details about the very romantic early days of their relationship. Per Entertainment Tonight, the latest excerpt has reported details on those first dates and even the first “I love yous”—just three months into dating.
It should be noted, however, that Markle and Prince Harry have clearly stated they did not participate in the writing of this book. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.” they said via a spokesperson. “This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
But if true, the whole situation sounds pretty darn dreamy. Markle and Prince Harry reportedly went on back-to-back dates at Soho House in London after being set up. Soon after, she was heading over to what would become the couple’s cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. “When Harry opened the door, the prince towered in the small hallway with lots of coats hung on hooks and his boots by the door, just like any regular home,” the excerpt reads. “Meghan had enough dating experience to know a charmer when she saw one, and Harry was obviously not at all that. If anything, he was unfiltered. While it was clear he wanted to impress her with details about his work, he spoke without overthinking—and he never mentioned anything about being a royal or a prince.”
After six weeks of seeing each other, Prince Harry reportedly took Markle to Africa for vacation, and that’s what kicked their relationship into high gear.
Reportedly, Prince Harry was the one to say “I love you” first. “Three months into their relationship, a Meghan friend said, they had already begun swapping the words ‘I love you’. It was Harry who said it first, but Meghan immediately replied, ‘I love you, too.’” the book alleges. “From there, it didn’t take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future. While Harry and Meghan kept a low profile, the prince’s presence could not go unnoticed in her neighbourhood. It didn’t take long for Harry’s visits to become an open secret among the residents.”
Eventually, their private little bubble was burst, and the world found out about the couple. “There was also a part of her [Markle] that was relieved,” according to Finding Freedom. “She had struggled to keep the secret from friends and colleagues and didn’t like lying about the purpose of her trips to London.”
While the Sussexes reported struggles with the press and the royal family are also explored in the book, it’s nice to read about the happy times too.
Finding Freedom, the new Meghan Markle and Prince Harry biography, is available for pre-order now.
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