Whirlwind

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up on blind date by mystery woman

Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

In what turned out to be a whirlwind day, the newly engaged Megan Markle and Prince Harry sat down for their first joint interview on Monday with the BBC’s Mishal Husain since news of their engagement broke. The two talked about how Harry popped the question: They were spending a quiet evening at home in their cottage — “Just a standard, typical night for us,” Harry said. “Trying to roast a chicken …” — when he brought out the ring and got down on one knee and asked for Markle’s hand in marriage. Markle said her response was “an instant yes,” adding, “as a matter of fact, I could barely let you finish proposing.”

The two then hugged and Markle finally said yes, but Harry still had the ring in his hand. At that point, he asked, “Can I give you the ring?” and then he put it on her finger. Oh, and about that ring, the couple showed it off as they posed for news cameras briefly on Monday. Here’s a glimpse of it.

Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Husain then asked the couple how they first met, and Harry revealed that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in July 2016. Then, it seemed like Harry might reveal who the mysterious mutual friend behind the fateful introduction is.

“We should protect her privacy,” Markle interjected, keeping the mystery intact.

After a pair of dates in London, the two went on a faraway camping trip. “I think about three, maybe four weeks later I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana,” the prince recalled. “And we camped out with each other under the stars … she came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.”

Watch the full interview below. Royal Wedding countdown is now in full swing.

Read the full story at the BBC.

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