Prince Harry told Meghan Markle ‘I love you’ three months into their relationship, new book claims

‘It didn’t take long for them to begin talking about their future,’ co-authors of Finding Freedom write

Sabrina Barr
Monday 27 July 2020 08:27
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Prince Harry told Meghan Markle that he loved her three months after they had started dating, prompting the couple to discuss their future together “in non-oblique terms”, a new book has claimed.

Finding Freedom, an upcoming biography on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is due to be released on 11 August and has been serialised by The Times and The Sunday Times.

Co-authored by royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, excerpts from the book have claimed that the Duke of Cambridge “wanted to make sure Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust“ in the early stages of his relationship with Meghan, in addition to asserting that rumours of a feud between the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex were unfounded.

Meghan and Prince Harry first met in London in July 2016 after being introduced by a mutual acquaintance.

According to a friend of the duchess, it only took a few months for the couple to profess their love for one another.

“For Meghan, she was all in. Nothing could get her to slow down, not even a friend who cautioned her about getting involved with Harry,” the co-authors of Finding Freedom state.

“Three months into their relationship, a Meghan friend said [sic], they had already begun swapping the words ‘I love you’.”

The book claims that Harry said “I love you” first, with Meghan “immediately” replying “I love you, too”.

“From there it didn’t take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future,” it adds.

While the duke and duchess strove to keep their relationship private, the former Suits actor reportedly left “clues” about their romance on social media, the book states.

This trail of supposed clues reportedly included sharing a photograph of a Love Hearts sweet on Instagram inscribed with the words “Kiss Me”, alongside the caption” Lovehearts in London”, on the night the pair went on a date together.

The duchess also followed an Instagram account with the username “Spikeymau5”, which was purportedly a private account used by Prince Harry.

According to the book’s co-authors, “Spike” came from an alias that he used on Facebook called “Spike Wells”, while “mau5” came from the name of one of his favourite DJs Deadmau5.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “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.”

In November 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed the couple were in a relationship when a statement was released concerning “a wave of abuse and harassment” Meghan and her family had experienced in the media, referring to her as Prince Harry’s “girlfriend”.

Their engagement was announced on 27 November 2017, with their wedding taking place in Windsor six months later.

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