Prince Harry Says Kate Middleton Knew Who Meghan Markle Was Way Before Harry Dated Her

One word: 'Suits'

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Prince Harry revealed that Prince William and Kate Middleton knew who Meghan Markle was long before he started dating her. 

In a newly resurfaced excerpt from his memoir, Spare, the Duke of Sussex, 39, discussed the moment that Prince William, 41, and Princess Catherine, 42, learned that he was dating someone. When they discovered that his new girlfriend was Markle, 42, the Prince and Princess of Wales admitted to watching Suits.

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“Their mouths fell open. They turned to each other. Then Willy turned to me and said: ‘F*** off?’” Prince Harry wrote. “I was baffled until Willy and Kate explained that they were regular—nay, religious—viewers of Suits.”

Prince Harry continued, “‘Great,’ I thought, laughing. I’ve been worrying about the wrong thing. All this time I’d thought Willy and Kate might not welcome Meg into the family, but now I had to worry about them hounding her for an autograph.”

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In another excerpt, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he made the mistake of watching Markle’s love scenes in Suits. He admitted that he didn’t enjoy watching his wife be intimate with Patrick J. Adams (who plays Mike Ross), even if they were acting.

He said, “I’d witnessed her and a castmate mauling each other in some sort of office or conference room... It would take electric-shock therapy to get those images out of my head. I didn’t need to see such things live.”

One question still remains: Are Prince William and Princess Catherine Team Harvey or Team Louis?

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