Just when you thought you couldn’t love Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship any more, Harry goes and says the cutest things about what it was like to spend their first Christmas together as an engaged couple—complete with the rest of the royal family.
BBC interviewer Sarah Montague took the opportunity to ask the fifth in line for the throne what it was like spending his first Christmas with his fiancée at Sandringham House, which is one of the private estates belonging to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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“Oh, it was fantastic,” Harry says when Montague asks how his future wife’s first Christmas with the in-laws went. “She really enjoyed it. The family loved having her there.”
The couple’s holiday plans were an especially big deal because Meghan was breaking royal protocol by attending; historically, the annual gathering has been limited to spouses only. So the fact that she even scored an invite to begin with, coupled with the fact that Markle and Kate Middleton looked like old friends in all the photos we’ve seen from the day, back up what Harry is saying about his family being happy to have her in attendance.
“Together we had an amazing time,” Harry continued. “We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running around with the kids.”
Of course, as is the case for any couple who’s spending their first holiday together, Harry says there were “plenty” of family traditions he had to explain to his new fiancée. But as we’ve come to expect from the former actress, Markle totally rolled with the punches. “Every family is complex,” Harry said. “She’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there, and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.”
6 Bromantic Moments From Prince Harry And Obama’s Interview
And on Wednesday, we were treated to one last 2017 meeting of the world leaders when guest editor Prince Harry sat Barack Obama down for a BBC Radio 4 interview for the ages.
“When Harry Met Barry” the New York Times proclaimed.
1. According to the Telegraph, when Harry was recruiting people to come on the show, Obama was “the ‘easiest’” guest to get a response from.
2. Harry asked Obama if he preferred “The Good Wife” or “Suits” (which his fiancée Meghan Markle starred in), and Obama answered “Suits” because of course he did, and Harry just replied, “Great, great answer.”
3. When Obama admitted he’d totally trust Harry’s movie judgement. Harry asked Obama to choose between White House Down or Olympus Has Fallen, and Obama was all, “I haven’t seen either of them.” So Harry promptly chose White House Down, and Obama said, “OK, I’ll take your word for it.”
4. Harry asked Barack what was going through his mind when the former First Family flew away from the White House after Trump’s inauguration. Obama smartly expressed gratitude for having Michelle as a partner during his time in politics. “She is a spectacular, funny, warm person. She’s not someone who was naturally inclined at politics,” he said, adding that he felt “a satisfying feeling that was mixed with all the work that was still undone.”
5. When Obama tried to speak Harry’s language and talked about “going to the pub.” “I think social media is a really powerful tool for people of common interests to convene and get to know each other and connect but then it is important for them to get offline, meet in the pub,” he said.
6. When Harry was playing hard to get about Obama’s invite to his upcoming wedding. “I don’t know about that—we haven’t even put the invite or the guest list together,” Harry replied. “Who knows if he’s going to be invited or not? I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”