12 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Relationship
10. Not a Whirlwind
As everyone takes in the news that the once untameable Prince Harry is going to be wed, one thing many can’t get over is how fast it all happened. Since the pair became engaged only 16 months after they first met, their romance has been described as a “whirlwind” but, despite the short period of time, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle don’t feel that way at all. “I don’t think that I would call it a whirlwind in terms of our relationship, obviously there have been layers attached to how public it has become,” Meghan explained. She added that, despite what others may think, they really took the time to get to know each other, it just so happens they knew earlier on they wanted to commit to each other. “We had a good five-six months almost of just privacy […] we were really able to have so much time just to connect, and we never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other, even though we were obviously doing a long-distance relationship, so we made it work.”
9. Starting Fresh
One of the most interesting aspects of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship has been all of the stories about how they perceived each other before they met, but as it turns out, despite both being famous in their own way, they didn’t know anything about each other. Meghan revealed that growing up in the States, she obviously knew who Prince Harry was but didn’t have the same “understanding” of the Royal family “so [she] didn’t know much about him.” She then revealed when her friend wanted to set them up, her only concern was if Prince Harry was nice or not. “Because if he wasn’t kind it just didn’t seem like it would make sense,” she said. Similarly, despite numerous outlets stating that Prince Harry had told friends he had a crush on “Rachel Zane from Suits,” he admitted he knew nothing of her or about her. “So no, I had never watched Suits, I had never heard of Meghan before.” The former Suits actress then added, “I think for both of us though it was really refreshing because given that I didn’t know a lot about him, everything I have learned about him, I learned through him. As opposed to having grown up around tabloids, different news stories or whatever else, everything I learned about him and his family was what he would share with me and vice versa. So for both of us it was just a really authentic and organic way to get to know each other.” Harry added that getting to know someone outside of his usual circle and being able to start “afresh” and take things “step-by-step” was hugely “refreshing” for him.