It was love at first sight with Meghan
Royal watchers were so happy that the prince, who had battled for so long with his own demons after losing his mother, finally seemed settled and happy when he married Meghan. But for Harry himself, he saw his future with Meghan as soon as they first set eyes on each other during a blind date in 2016. When asked “When did you know she was the one?” while meeting with photographers after their engagement announcement, Harry said, “the very first time we met.”
He feels at home in Africa
Meghan and Harry’s love solidified during a camping trip to Botswana, which he calls his ‘second home,’ just weeks after they met. Harry also later got Meghan’s engagement diamond in the African country. But his love for Africa started long before, with his first trip there shortly after his mother died, he told Town & Country. “This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world,” he said. “I wish I could spend more time in Africa. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here.” Prince Harry is involved in conservation work on the continent, and established a charity, Sentebale (which means ‘forget me not’), with his friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help children impacted by poverty and HIV/AIDS (a cause Diana also championed).
He doesn’t eat pizza
Fans were shocked when Prince Harry admitted he doesn’t normally eat one of the world’s favourite comfort foods. “I don’t even eat pizza anymore, but I had pizza last night,” Harry said while visiting a Chicago school in 2017. At least he seemed to enjoy the rare indulgence. “We had deep-dish, and we had thin crust,” he said. “I promise you, I will make sure I eat Chicago.” Could this pizza avoidance be Meghan’s influence? Probably not, although she’s generally a healthy eater, she allows herself leeway on the weekends. “I love pasta, I love carbs – who doesn’t love a carbohydrate?” she told Best Health. Plus, there is the mystery of who ordered a cartload of pizzas to Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception!