The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their new baby son – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – last week, almost exactly a year after their fairytale wedding. The former actress and the Prince’s relationship has moved incredibly quickly compared to other couples in the Royal Family. In July 2016, Meghan was strolling around London when she was randomly introduced to Harry by a mutual friend and they both claim to have experienced love at first sight.
Less than two years after, on November 27, 2017, the Prince of Wales announced that the two were engaged and the BBC released an interview with the couple revealing how the proposal unfolded.
Harry said: “It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us.
“We were roasting a chicken, trying to roast a chicken.”
According to 2019 Channel 5 documentary “Meghan Markle: Movies, Marriage and Motherhood”, Prince Harry had actually planned something completely different for the proposal.
Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl claimed the now Duke of Sussex wanted to ask Meghan to marry him while they were on holiday in Botswana.
She said: “I had actually been told by one of his friends that he had planned to pop the question in Botswana but for whatever reason he didn’t.
“It happened a few weeks later while they were home, at Nottingham Cottage roasting a chicken.
“Utter domestic simplicity and bliss and incredibly romantic.”
Regarding their trip, Harry said during the interview with the BBC: “I managed to persuade her to come join me in Botswana, and we camped out with each other under the stars.”
One of the diamonds in Meghan’s engagement ring is from Botswana.
In 2017, Harry told Town & Country magazine: “This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world.”
Despite Harry failing to pop the big question in his favourite place, Meghan seemed very pleased with how it happened.
She said: “It was so sweet and natural and very romantic.”