| 17.6°C Belfast

Prince Harry told Meghan Markle 'I love you' three months into their relationship

Close

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Harry said "I love you" to Meghan three months into their relationship, the book claims.

Meghan, then best known for her role in legal drama Suits, immediately said the feelings were reciprocal and the pair started talking about their future together.

In Finding Freedom, co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote the couple went on dates in London, Toronto and Botswana as the relationship bloomed.

The book said: "For Meghan, she was all in.

"Nothing could get her to slow down, not even a friend who cautioned her about getting involved with Harry.

"Three months into their relationship, a Meghan friend said, they had already begun swapping the words 'I love you'.

"It was Harry who said it first, but Meghan immediately replied, 'I love you, too'.

"From there it didn't take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future."

The book also detailed how the now Duchess of Sussex left "clues" about the romance before it became public, including posting a photo of a Love Hearts candy with the inscription Kiss Me and the caption "Lovehearts in #London" to Instagram on the night of a date.

She also began to follow an Instagram account with the username @Spikeymau5 which, the co-authors said, was Harry's private account.

Spike apparently came from a Facebook alias that he used - Spike Wells - while the second half of the moniker was a nod to one of his favourite DJs Deadmau5.

Harry confirmed the relationship in late 2016, along with a stark attack on the media, accusing them of subjecting his girlfriend to "a wave of abuse and harassment".

The couple announced their engagement in November 2017 and wed after a ceremony at Windsor Castle the following May.

Belfast Telegraph