Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a mutual friend to thank for their royal romance.
The newly-engaged couple revealed that they were set up on a blind date last summer and knew very little about each other before they met.
“It was definitely a set-up — it was a blind date,” Harry said during the couple’s revealing interview on Monday. “It was a blind date for sure.” The couple said in their first interview to the BBC after announcing the royal engagement.
Their initial first date was quickly followed by two back-to-back dates in London.
“And then it was I think about three, maybe four weeks later that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana,” Harry continued. “And we camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.
“So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”
Meghan admitted that she didn’t know much about the royal prior to their blind date.