According to reports, long before Prince Harry met his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, he had a crush on her and thought she was his “ideal girl” so he asked a mutual friend of theirs, Markus Anderson, to set up a meeting last summer.
Harry had first spotted the US actress, 36, two years before meeting her while watching her on the American drama series, Suits. 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”.