I can’t even keep up with all of the stories the press has run in the last 48 hours about Prince Harry allegedly dating Meghan Markle. It’s ridiculous; every two minutes there is something new, and the facts keep changing with every other article. I’m burnt out already and it’s only been four days. This is not how to go about introducing a royal girlfriend to the press and public. This is tacky. Oh so tacky.
Here are some links to stories that came out since I last covered this. These aren’t all the stories out there because there are just so many. But it’s interesting that respected papers like the Telegraph and Guardian are running this story.
We learned on Tuesday that Harry skipped his flight to Toronto on Sunday, but that was just a palace diversion tactic because US Weekly says Harry flew to Toronto on October 28 and spent the weekend and Halloween with Meghan at her place. US Weekly also claims the couple met in June. US Weekly’s sources say the relationship is very serious, she’s met his closest friends and they all love her, and that the two of them went on a double date with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. [US Weekly]
The Sun says Harry flew to Toronto on Thursday (October 27), and returned to London yesterday, Tuesday, November 1. The Sun claims Harry stayed with Meghan while in Canada and even went trick or treating while wearing a mask. The Sun says a friend (not sure of whom) says: “They haven’t been to bars or clubs because they were worried they’d be spotted. Instead it’s been cosy nights in with wine and good food. Harry loved every minute of it.” [The Sun]
People claims Meghan has met Prince Charles and that an engagement is “certainly a possibility” even though they’ve only been dating seriously for about two months. [People]
E News has a source that says: “It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s already thinking about engagement just because that’s where his head goes but that’s not where the relationship is at right now. This is totally Harry. The problem with Harry is when he falls, he falls hard. He goes in big time.” [E News]
Meghan has a a capsule collection for the Canadian clothes store Reitmans coming out soon (or it’s already out?) and she gave an interview to support it, though I’m not sure if the interview was given before or after the news broke she was seeing Harry. The press are leading with the “My cup runneth over and I’m the luckiest girl in the world!” quotes, thinking she’s cryptically talking about dating Harry. But depending on when the interview was given, the quotes may be being taken out of context. [Telegraph]
The Sun claims to have an interview with Meghan’s sister Samantha, although she claimed on Twitter than she never gave an interview. According to the Sun, Meghan’s sister claims Meghan is a “social climber” who “watched the royals on TV” and has “always preferred Harry”. Then the sister goes on to complain that Meghan doesn’t care about the sister since Meghan became an actress and hasn’t provided any “emotional and financial support” to the sister or her father. Apparently Meghan’s father recently filed for bankruptcy. [The Sun]
This Hello! article says Harry and Meghan got together in July after meeting through Misha Nonoo, Meghan’s friend who recently split from Alexander Gilkes – co-founder of Paddle8, the auction house Eugenie worked at. Gilkes is friends with William, Kate, and Harry, and his younger brother Charlie dated Pippa at one point. [Hello!]
Lainey Gossip has “sources” that say Harry told his team of advisers about Meghan back in August. Lainey speculates that “If he’s engaging his team this early, again, that’s a sign that his relationship with Meghan has some potential.” [Lainey Gossip]
I’ve read on another Kate blog that Kate and the kids flew to Scotland with William for his latest engagement, which was in Scotland on October 24. Several of you said the release of this dating news was a diversion put out by William and Kate to deflect from another vacation. I’m curious: if William and Kate are going to get crap about taking a secret vacation to Scotland, is Harry going to get the same crap for taking a secret vacation to Canada?
My only comment in all of this is I wonder if Suits will get better ratings whenever it comes back on air, because literally every single article about this romance has said Meghan stars on the show. So Suits is getting a lot of publicly it out this.
My other only comment about all of this is that Cressida didn’t get this kind of craziness when it was revealed that she was dating Harry. I wonder why there is so much craziness about Meghan.
OH! There is actual Harry news to report. Harry will attend the Field of Remembrance with Prince Philip on November 10. And Harry will lay a wreath and lead the national act of Remembrance at the Armistice Day service at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 11.
Oh, and Meghan has been trolling people in Instagram, posting this photo of two bananas spooning with the caption: “Sleep tight xx”. She posted the photo on October 31, when several outlets claim Harry was in Toronto with her.
If Harry agreed to this trolling, given his past comments about social media, I think way less of him – he’s supposed to be all about wanting privacy but agrees to his girlfriend trolling people about the relationship rumors?