KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have one “massive advantage” in their relationship that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lack, according to archive video footage.
The future king and queen cemented their relationship with a long friendship first, whereas Meghan and Harry quickly fell in love after being set up on a blind date. After the future Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their engagement in 2010, they sat down for an interview with ITN’s Tom Bradby.
William and Kate used the interview to discuss how their relationship began at St Andrew’s University where they met as students.
The two became friends before they began dating which according to William was advantageous.
Speaking to Mr Bradby, William said: “We ended up being friends for a while and that just sort of was a good foundation.
“Because I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage.”
Kate and William were already friends before they began dating (Image: GETTY)
The Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex (Image: GETTY)
Harry and Meghan met on a blind date in 2017 (Image: GETTY)
A year later, in November 2017, the couple officially announced their engagement.
In an interview to mark the occasion Prince Harry talked about how quickly their romance had developed.
He commented: “The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was a sort of confirmation to me that everything, all the stars were aligned.
“Everything was just perfect.
Now the lockdown has eased Kate and William have resumed in-person royal duties (Image: GETTY)
Prince William visited a pub before they reopened across England (Image: GETTY)
“It was this beautiful woman just sort of that — she tripped and fell into my life; I fell into her life.”
However during the same interview Meghan played down a suggestion their romance had been “whirlwind” saying she’d had plenty of time to get to know her future husband.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the coronavirus lockdown in Anmer Hall, their Norfolk residence.
They moved out of Kensington Palace, where they normally live, before the shutdown began.
The couple have been home-schooling their children as well as undertaking official engagements, for a period relying on Zoom calls when physical visits were impossible.
Most recently Kate took part in a video conferencing call with pupils from Bond Primary School, a south London school.
British tennis legend Sir Andy Murray also appeared on the call to discuss his sport and experiences of lockdown.
Back in January Harry and Meghan surprised the world by announcing they were to step down as senior members of the royal family.
Street art of Prince Harry encouraging people to wash their hands in Los Angeles (Image: GETTY)
Instead the couple said they would aim to become “financially independent” and split their time between North America and Britain.
They went on to settle in Los Angeles, California, before lockdown was imposed.
Recently the lockdown in Los Angeles, which had been somewhat loosened, was made tighter again following a surge in cases.
Earlier in the lockdown Meghan and Harry were spotted delivering food to vulnerable local residents unable to shop for themselves.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK