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In the new documentary When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Romance, royal commentator Katie Nicholl reports that Prince Harry told his friends Markle was his “ideal woman” after watching her show.
“He had a crush on Rachel Zane two years before he met Meghan and the reason I know is because I was having drinks with one of his friends,” Nicholl said, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
She added, “She [Harry’s friend] told me she’d been on a night out with Prince Harry. He was single at the time, so she said, ‘Harry, who’s your ideal girl?’ And he said, ‘Meghan Markle from Suits.'”
After having his eye on Markle for a while, Prince Harry reportedly made the move to meet her by asking their mutual friend, Markus Anderson, to set up an introduction.
“He asked Markus if he could set up, not a date, but an opportunity for them to meet and that happened in one of the private rooms of Soho House,” Nicholl explained. “There were about seven or eight of them altogether and it was a perfect opportunity for Harry and Meghan to come together in a really informal environment and actually talk.”
The couple reportedly began dating shortly after the introduction. Who knew Prince Harry was so smooth?
Markle and Prince Harry have been together now for about 15 months and may even be engaged already.
When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Romance will premiere on Saturday in the UK. No word yet on its availability in the United States.