MEGHAN Markle posted a photo of a Love Heart inscribed with the words “Kiss Me” on the night of her first solo date with Prince Harry, it has been revealed.
The post was made to Instagram during a trip Meghan took to London in July 2016 that saw her set up with Harry by a mutual friend.
Meghan posted a cryptic message to Instagram on the night of her first date with Harry, a new book has revealed[/caption]
The post showed a Love Heart sweet inscribed with the words ‘Kiss Me’[/caption]
Harry and Meghan seen the day they announced their engagement in November 2017[/caption]
The post was captioned “Lovehearts in #London”, with Meghan later telling a friend: “This could have legs.”
The revelations were made in a new book about the romance, Finding Freedom, which has been serialised in The Times.
The book describes how the pair met and spent three hours having beers and martinis at London’s Dean Street Townhouse.
After just the one meeting the couple were “obsessed”, with a pal saying “it was as if Harry was in a trance“.
They then went for dinner the next evening in the same spot – both sneaking in through a back entrance and being served by one trusted waiter.
On another date, Meghan was driven to Harry’s cottage in Kensington Palace for a cosy night in after he told a pal she was “ticking every box fast”.
During the trip, Meghan also began following an account with the handle @SpikeyMau5, a private Instagram page once used by Harry.
The book adds: “For Meghan, she was all in. Nothing could get her to slow down, not even a friend who cautioned her about getting involved with Harry.
“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’.
“From there it didn’t take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future.”
The couple would go to great lengths to keep their relationship and trips across the globe a secret from the world until October 2016, when news first broke they were an item.
In the months before, Meghan began spending time in Britain while very few people knew about the relationship.
In the June and July, she went to Wimbledon to watch close pal Serena Williams and even visited Buckingham Palace as a tourist.
Harry would later visit LA for a break that would “seal the deal” on the relationship’s future.
Friends said Meghan suddenly “became very secretive” after the trip, shutting down “any mention of Harry”, with a pal adding “it had suddenly got serious”.
The couple stayed in touch before meeting again in September.
But a month later, with Harry secretly holed up at Meghan’s Toronto apartment, the news finally broke that they were an item.
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On the pressures facing Meghan in those early days, one friend said: “Meghan is a very confident and intelligent woman and she’s not overawed mixing with royalty.
“That’s one of the things Harry admires about her.”
The pair finally went public with their relationship in October 2016[/caption]