When (Prince) Harry Met Meghan: Their Matchmaker's Identity Is Finally Revealed!
Even a love story as epic as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's needed someone to get the wheels turning.
In this case, the fateful friend who sparked the flame that would become the fire was none other than Prince Harry's longtime pal, Violet von Westenholz. The news was confirmed by E! News just hours ago, much to the delight of the royal couple's avid followers.
While everyone knows that 33-year-old Prince Harry met Meghan on a blind date, the loved up couple never quite confirmed the identity of the mutual friend who organized what can safely be considered as the world's most successful mystery romantic setup.
If only blind dates went this well for everyone else!
The news officially stumps speculation that the engaged couple met through either Markus Anderson (who sat beside Meghan when she attended the Prince's Invictus Games in September last year), Misha Nonoo (a fashion designer and ex-wife of one of Harry's best friends), or Jessica Mulroney (a stylist for many of the world's most high-profile dignitaries and royals and close gal pal of Meghan).
E! News also reported that Violet, the daughter of a baron who is great friends with Prince Charles, saw the opportunity to set the two up when the relatable royal confided in their group of friends about his longing to find a partner he could share a genuine connection with—and wanting to finally be with someone he could settle down with.
Violet, who does PR work with American fashion label Ralph Lauren, excitedly gave Meghan a heads up about her daring plans to have the two meet in London. Violet and Meghan had met during the latter's foray into fashion and the two immediately struck up a friendship.
Agreeing to the intercontinental date, the only thing Meghan asked Violet was if her then fiancé-to-be was nice. And on their first date in the summer of 2016, Prince Harry revealed that when he saw the glowing Meghan waiting for him at a table, he knew he had to "up his game."
A year and half into their whirlwind romance, the Prince has gamely shared that he knew Meghan was "the one" from the very first time he set his eyes on her.
Now, if Violet has more plans of setting up any of her eligible bachelor friends, count us in!