A HEARTWARMING memory shared between Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Charles helped break the ice between the two when they first met, it has been claimed.
Meghan Markle and Prince Charles broke the ice (Image GETTY)
Writing in his book, ‘Charles at Seventy’, Robert Jobson tells how Meghan Markle shared a joke with Prince Charles and Camilla at the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday. It came when Prince Harry gave his father a birthday speech. The Duke of Sussex joked about royal life in front of 6,000 guests. Standing on the podium, the Duke was interrupted by a bumblebee that landed on his face.
Jobson writes: “Behind Harry, Meghan carried herself perfectly.
“She shared a joke with a humble Prince Charles and Camilla about a bumblebee that attacked Harry at the podium.”
The rogue bumblebee stirred laughter in Meghan, the Prince of Wales and Camilla – a sign of familial warmth between them.
The Duke, taken aback by the encounter, swatted his hand and said: “Sorry, that bee really got me!” to which the crowd laughed.
A bumblebee was the source of the ice breaker (Image GETTY)
Meghan Markle’s family tree (Image GETTY)
He used the speech to talk about his father’s influence within charities across the UK, and how he had been inspired by his father to pursue similar work.
Meghan and Harry met in 2016 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
The pair appeared together for the first time in public in late 2017 in Toronto.
A month later it was announced that they were engaged.
Meghan and Harry had Archie in 2019 (Image GETTY)
The news was taken well by the public, with many positive comments about the social significance of a mixed-race member of the royal family.
The marriage ceremony was held at Windsor Castle on May 19 2018
An estimated 29.2million people tuned in to watch the royal wedding, toppling the previous 22.8million that watched Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot.
Meghan and Harry have since had their first child, Archie Windsor, who was born in 2019.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK