Ever wondered how these royal couples met each other? How was their first meet? What happened in their first meet that led to such an amazing journey?
We have gathered all the information about your favourite couples.
Prince William & Kate Middleton.
William met Kate in 2001, when they were both students at the University of St Andrews. The two began seeing each other in the year 2003. In 2010, William proposed to Kate in Kenya, when they were on their holidays.
They announced their engagement in October of 2010. One thing lead to another, and the royal couple got married on April 29, in the year 2011.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry revealed he and Meghan were introduced by a mutual friend. But, the couple chose to protect their matchmaker’s privacy. However, some reports claimed that their mutual friend, Violet von Westenholz, introduced the couple.
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Violet’s father is a baron and a close friend of Prince Charles. Violet has been in Harry’s trusted inner circle of friends for years. Harry and Meghan met through a blind date in the summer of 2016. The couple got engaged in Botswana, and their wedding is planned for May 19, 2018.
Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles.
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Prince Charles met Camilla in 1971 at a party. Both were introduced by Charles’ college girlfriend, Lucia Santa Cruz. While chatting at the party, Camilla reportedly made a joke about her and Charles’ ancestral connections.
She said: “My great-grandmother was the mistress of your great-great-grandfather. I feel we have something in common”. The two began dating almost immediately. And parted ways when Charles left for the Royal Navy.
By the time he arrived home, Camilla was engaged to Andrew Bowles, whom she married in 1973. Although Charles married Diana, he and Camilla were rumoured to have carried on an affair throughout his relationship with Diana. Camilla and Charles continued their romance, and the two got married in 2005.
Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer.
A member of the aristocracy, Lady Diana Spencer had been raised on the queen’s Norfolk estate. She had grown up with the royal family. She met Prince Charles for the first time when he was dating Diana’s sister, Sarah and came to stay at her family’s house.
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Diana reportedly recalled the day herself: “I remember being a fat, no-makeup, lazy lady. But, I made a lot of noise, and he liked that. Then, he came up to me after dinner and we had a big dance”. Two years after their meeting, they reconnected at a party when they were both single. And, became engaged just over six months later.
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip.
Both of them knew one another from a young age. They met in 1934, at the wedding of of Princess Marina of Greece, Philip’s cousin and the Duke of Kent, Elizabeth’s uncle. At the time, Elizabeth was 8, and Phillip was 13.
Five years later, when King George V visited Dartmouth College, Prince Phillip was enlisted to entertain his daughter. That girl, whom he had met at a wedding years ago. The two connected quickly, and the rest is history.