The youngest members of the royal family, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have already met Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, US-born actress Meghan Markle.Ahead of the wedding, which has been announced for May 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Meghan has been spending time with her future brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson revealed during a press conference that the actress has been introduced to four-year-old George and Charlotte, two, and they have since met on many occasions.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their engagement announcement
The Daily Mirror reported earlier this year that the Californian beauty, after meeting the Royal tots, was ‘totally taken by the pair’, with reports claiming at the time that Meghan had even offered to babysit for Kate and William, who are currently expecting their third child.
Prince George, in particular, was reported to be enamoured by the American beauty his uncle had brought home. Normally a chatterbox, George was said to have been unusually quiet in the presence of Suits star Meghan.
As Meghan began to stay more frequently at Prince Harry’s home, Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, her visits meant that over time, she has got to know her future-in-laws, Prince William and Kate, who live close by in Apartment 1A.
During their engagement interview, the couple revealed that Harry popped the question during a quiet evening at his home, and were then asked about 36-year-old Meghan’s introduction to William and Kate. ‘What was it like?’ Harry, 33, said. ‘It was exciting…. William was longing to meet her and so was Catherine, so you know being our neighbours we managed to get that in quite a few times now and Catherine has been absolutely …’ ‘Wonderful,’ Meghan interjected.
And it appears it’s not only the kids who love her, as Prince Harry described the moment Meghan first met the Queen’s beloved corgis. ‘And the corgis took to you straight away!’ Harry joked. ‘I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at; this one walks in, absolutely nothing…’ ‘Just laying at my feet during tea, it was very sweet,’ Meghan laughed. ‘Just wagging tails, and I was just like, “Argh!”‘ Harry said.