Sources report that Prince Harry quickly realized that Meghan Markle was the one when he took the decision to take her to Botswana as their third date, to camp under the stars on the beautiful African country.
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Throughout their engagement, Markle has proven to have a lot in common with the prince. Her empathy and focus on helping others has existed since before the couple even met, when she participated in different organizations and advocated for the rights of others, always striving to become a better person and a better actress.
According to E!News, the couple also has one very important thing in common, which is that they both come from broken marriages.
Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, Meghan’s parents, split up while she was 6. Even though she claims that their family was still tight, childhood friends explain that she was also put in uncomfortable situations due to her parents’ divorce.
“Sometimes she felt she had to pick sides. She was always trying to make sure each of them was happy. She’d have to relay messages. It was literally stuff like, ‘Tell your mother…,’ or ‘Tell your father…'”
As for Prince Harry, he had to deal with his parents very public separation that started out peacefully and later proved to be anything but. Scandal followed scandal until the Queen finally declared that the only way for everyone to move forward would be if the couple got a divorce.
“There was a point in which our parents split, and the two of us [PrinceWilliam and Harry] were bouncing between the two of them [Charles and Diana] and we probably never saw our mother enough, or saw our father enough. You know, there was a lot, a lot of traveling, and a lot of fights on the back seat with my brother… of which I’d win. So, there was all of that to contend with, and I don’t pretend that we’re the only people to have to deal with that. But it was an interesting way of growing up.”