MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry kept their royal romance secret for months before it was revealed to the world, with the Prince said to have warned Meghan their lives would change forever when their relationship was finally made public.
Meghan and Harry met in July 2016 after being introduced by a mutual friend, with the Prince famously saying the “stars were aligned”.
The couple went on two dates in London before Harry’s new girlfriend joined him in Botswana for five days where they camped under the stars.
Harry and Meghan went under the radar for four months after their first meeting before their relationship was revealed to the world by the Sunday Express in October 2016.
At the time, Harry was staying with Meghan in Toronto, according to royal author Andrew Morton, where she was based to film US legal drama Suits.
In his biography of Meghan, titled Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Mr Morton described how Harry’s communications secretary urgently called the Prince to let him know the secret was out.
The pair reportedly celebrated by toasting each other with a glass of wine, but Harry delivered a warning to Meghan.
Mr Morton said: “When the story became public, Harry was staying with Meghan in Toronto.
“After he took a call from Jason Knauf to tell him their cover had been blown, he and Meghan poured themselves a glass of wine and toasted each other.
“But the celebration came with a sober warning, Harry telling Meghan, ‘Our lives will never be the same again.’”