Meghan Markle’s ex-agent, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, has revealed to Mail Online some intimate details of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship. Apparently, Meghan refers to Harry as “Haz” — reportedly a nickname that she gave to him just a few weeks after they met. Nelthorpe-Cowne has also put rumors to bed that the pair first met on a blind date — as she knows that Meghan googled Prince Harry before their first date. She also confirmed that it was their first romantic trip to Botswana that officially sealed the deal for the couple.
She also added, “After the date, she was telling me what a great guy he was, a real gentleman, genuinely nice, and when I asked if she would see him again she said, ‘Well, it looks like it.'” Meghan also revealed to her that the pair bonded when they shared a tent in Botswana, and connected over their mutual love for wildlife and conservation. She said, “I knew that (Botswana) would do it for them — Africa has that effect. When they were back, she showed me the most wonderful photographs of the two of them on her phone. They were so clearly already in love. She told me it was serious and they had started discussing the future. She said they’d said to each other: ‘We’re going to change the world.’ I knew then there was no other way than for them to get married. I was certain it was going to happen. All this time I kept their relationship secret as she had asked me. They wanted that space and time to themselves before it became public knowledge.”
“It was hard to keep the secret but I would never have betrayed her. I’ve been running my business side-by-side with my husband for 20 years and we’ve been married for 30, but I didn’t even tell him.” The couple will tie the knot on May 19 — are you as excited as we are?
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