Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Were Hiding a Major Secret During Their First Public Appearance

Remember when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines by stepping out in public for the first time? We sure do. But apparently, per a new book, the duo was keeping a major secret that day—they were already engaged.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their official debut as a couple in September 2017 when they attended the Invictus Games in Toronto—a weeklong multi-sport event for wounded servicemen and servicewomen. During the games, the royal pair alternated between cheering on the athletes and whispering sweet nothings to each other.

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According to the new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, the reason the two seemed so smitten with one another was that they were already engaged. In fact, the Suits star reportedly hinted at the news by wearing her “husband” shirt from her BFF Misha Nonoo’s capsule collection. How sneaky.

The royal popped the question while they were cooking dinner one night. “It was a really nice moment. It was just the two of us,” Prince Harry said previously.

The engagement news wasn’t officially announced until two months later (we’re serious). On November 27, 2017, Kensington Palace confirmed what we all saw coming but totally missed.

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It’s important to note that neither the duke nor the duchess had anything to do with the tell-all book. A spokesperson released a statement on behalf of Prince Harry and Markle which read, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”

Looks like we’re going to start paying more attention to the details.