Prince Harry reportedly set his sights on girlfriend Meghan Markle long before they were introduced by a mutual friend last summer.
The smitten royal, 33, is believed to have first spotted the US actress, 36, in legal drama Suits two years before meeting.
In a new documentary titled When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Romance, royal expert Katie Nicholl reveals Harry described Meghan to a pal as his “ideal girl”.
“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,” Katie said, reports The Sun.She 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.’
The royal is believed to have asked their mutual friend Markus Anderson to arrange a meeting when Meghan was in London in July 2016 to watch Serena Williams play at Wimbledon.
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,” Katie went on.She was funny, feisty, confident and she wasn’t swayed or knocked by the fact that he was Prince Harry. She thought he was terribly cute.”
According to Katie, Harry later told his close pals that she was a “cracking girl”.
Meanwhile, talk of a royal wedding is reaching fever pitch as aides have been asked to officially start preparations, it was recently claimed.
Senior members of the Royal Family have reportedly been asked to make weekend dates in 2018 available.