Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance has been a whirlwind roller coaster since it first began. According to a new book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the pair’s connection was immediate, and one of their earliest trips together saw the couple camping out in Botswana.
A new book, Finding Freedom, written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, takes a look at the couple’s decision to break free from the monarch and make a name for themselves, as well as the reported fallouts they had with Harry’s family.
An excerpt from the forthcoming book was published in The Times on Saturday, claiming that Harry and Meghan’s highly publicized trip to Africa was actually their third date, and details their early flirtations.
While the book makes striking claims, a spokesperson for the couple tells ET: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
According to this third excerpt from Finding Freedom, Harry and Meghan’s first date proved to the prince that his future wife wasn’t going to be as easily charmed by him as so many of his past romantic partners.
“On that first date at Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse, Harry quickly realised that impressing Meghan was going to be tougher than just giving her one of his big smiles,” the book claimed. “Perhaps she sensed his nervousness, because the couple were somewhat bashful at first. However, it didn’t take long for them to start chatting easily.”
The book claims the pair were totally engrossed in their conversation, enjoying a few drinks and largely ignoring their food, distracted by their chat.
“At the end of the evening, which had lasted almost three hours, Harry and Meghan went their separate ways,” the excerpt states. “Despite the palpable attraction between them, there was no goodbye kiss, no expectation, just a hint that something was there and they hoped to see each other again soon.”
The pair then reportedly met up again the next night, at the same location, and ate in private, served by a single waiter to protect their anonymity from prying eyes.
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