PRINCE Harry has revealed how he and Meghan Markle first met up in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid attracting attention.
The Duke of Sussex told Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast that the couple did their best to stay “incognito” during their first date.
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Harry and Meghan went to great lengths to keep their relationship and trips across the globe a secret from the world until October 2016, when news first broke they were an item.
During the podcast, the Duke was asked by Dax if he had ever done "mundane things" as a royal, such as go to the supermarket.
Harry responded: “The first time Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me, we met up in a supermarket in London, pretending we didn't know each other, texting each other from the other side of the aisles.
“There's people looking at me, giving me all these weird looks, and coming up to me and saying 'hi’.
“I texted her saying "is this the right one", and she said "no you want parchment paper", and "I'm like where's the parchment paper?!"
“I had baseball cap on, looking down at the floor, trying to stay incognito. It's amazing how much chewing gum you see, it's a mess!"
In November 2016, Meghan was spotted leaving a Whole Foods store in Kensington – but it is not known if this is where the couple first met up.
The Duke also revealed that life had felt "more free" since his move to LA with Meghan.
He continued: “Living here now I can actually lift my head and actually I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so has hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free.
“I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle. I never had the chance to do that.”
The pair went on a series of dates after they first met, as Meghan, 38, sampled British life without anyone knowing she had fallen for the prince.
That June and July she went to Wimbledon, watching close pal Serena Williams, and even visiting Buckingham Palace as a tourist.
Elsewhere on the podcast, the Duke revealed how Meghan gave him words of wisdom about fairytales – telling him "you can create your own life better than any princess."
The revelation came as Harry was asked about what life was like as a royal, and how it compared to representations of princes and princesses in movies.
He said: "My wife had the most amazing explanation.
"'You don't need to be a princess, you can create the life that will be better than any princess.' It's something like that."
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