Who Set Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Up? Violet Von Westenholz Is Reportedly To Thank
At this point, it feels like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have always been together. Even though the new(ish) couple announced their engagement after just one year of dating, it's hard to imagine a time when they didn't know each other. People have been wondering who set Prince Harry and Meghan Markle up, and we finally have an answer. Enter Violet von Westenholz.
During Markle and Harry's first interview with BBC as an engaged couple, Markle explained they were set up by a mutual friend. At the time, they made the decision to withhold her identity. Markle said, "We were introduced by a secret friend, who we will protect her privacy." Now, E! News reports it was actually Westenholz who played matchmaker.
Westenholz has been in Harry's life for years. Her father is a baron and very close to Prince Charles, and E! reports her little sister, Victoria, was once in the running to date Harry way back in the day. A source explained,
Westenholz had just the girl in mind. According to the report, Violet was working in PR with Ralph Lauren, which is ultimately how she bumped into Markle. We all know Markle has impeccable style, and it's not too hard to imagine her rubbing shoulders and hanging out with the socially elite in the fashion industry. The insider said,
Markle and Harry adorably told BBC what it was like when they were set up. Both seemed to be nervous, and sincerely interested in finding the right person, not just another famous person. Markle said,
Still, surely Markle had the upper hand and had a least heard of Prince Harry. For his part, Harry said he had no idea who Markle was.
Flash forward 365 days and some change, and the couple is officially taking marriage by storm. The public has been fascinated with Markle's story as she seamlessly transitions from American actress to British royalty. If she's feeling any pressure, we certainly don't know it. Right now, it seems like her life consists of fun public appearances and gorgeous winter coats.
A friend told E!, "We are all just really happy that he [Harry] finally met a woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with."
Us too, friend. Us too.
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