The pair were at that time in Toronto. In October 2016, the dreams of millions of single men and women were shattered by the news that Meghan And Harry were dating.
Of course, it didn’t take long before the world was already obsessing the newest famous couple and began making up fantasies about their wedding(which has actually come true, with a wedding scheduled for the 19th of May.)
However, as the world was already beginning with its speculation about the 33-year-olds new courtship, it seems that the now-engaged couple wasn’t exactly ready for the news to be made public and in the end, they were, essentially, gone into hiding.
Coming from an excerpt from the book Harry: Life, Loss, and Love published by Vanity Fair, writer Katie Nicholl reveals that Harry, at the time was visiting Markle in Toronto, where she was filming Suits at the time news of their relationship broke.
‘A story was leaked that Harry had canceled a flight to Toronto to try and make it look like he was in the U.K., but photographers and reporters descended on Meghan’s home regardless,’ Nicholl writes.
The prince was reportedly taken off guard by the news when his aides called to inform him that the story is going to be front-page news. It didn’t take long for the royal to realize that both he and Meghan will soon be under siege by reporters.
As a result of that, Meghan suggested that they escape the paparazzi by crashing at her friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney house with her family.
Jessica and her husband, television presenter Ben (the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney) reportedly had already known about Meghan’s relationship with the Prince so they had no problem in welcoming the pair into their home.
During the stay, its claimed that Harry had a great time hanging out with the couples three young children, seven-year-old twins Brian and John, and their four-year-old daughter, Isobel.
I mean, what better way to play fantasy princess games than with a real-life prince in your living room, right?
‘When Harry came to visit the family he brought a bag filled with gifts. He won the kids over in an instant. He was brilliant with them and I think what swung it for Meghan was how good Harry was with them,’ says a source. ‘I actually think that might have been the moment Meghan really fell for Harry. He got to know the Mulroneys quite well, and they liked Harry from the beginning.’
During his time with the Mulroney family, Prince Harry got into a conversation about his late mother Princess Dianas trip to stay with Bens family during an official tour of Canada.
During her visit, she reportedly ended up playing with Ben and his siblings in the nursery.
‘Harry found them immediately kind and welcoming people, and he loved hearing stories about his mother,’ a friend of Ben’s reportedly told Nicholl.
‘Jessica is one of the nicest, sweetest people you will ever meet, and Ben is really easy to get along with.’
In addition to details of the couples stay at the Mulroney residence, the excerpt also reveals that the Suits star felt as if the British press was ‘out to get her’ after several insulting and racist stories were published after the news of their relationship broke out.
As a result, it is believed Prince Harry ‘completely flipped’ at the press upsetting his girlfriend and prompted him to issue his November statement defending his new girlfriend.
After working on several versions of his statement, Harry is claimed to have ‘marched across the cobbled courtyard to Apartment 8 at Kensington Palace where his office is based, to hand the statement to his press secretary, Jason Knauf’.