Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in a SUPERMARKET and pretended not to know each other during her first trip to London, Duke tells Hollywood podcast host Dax Shepherd
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘went to a supermarket and pretended not to know each other’ when she first visited the royal in London, he has revealed
- Royal revealed details of romance on Dax Shapard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast
- Added that he wore a baseball cap and the couple ‘text each other from the other sides of the aisles’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘went to a supermarket and pretended not to know each other’ when she first visited the royal in London, he has revealed.
The Duke of Sussex appeared on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast today, and said that the couple tried to stay ‘incognito’ during her first trip to stay with him at at Kensington Palace.
The 36-year-old, who is currently living in his $14million Californian mansion with his wife and son Archie, two, said: ‘The first time Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me, we met up in a supermarket in London, pretending we didn’t know each other, texting each other from the other side of the aisles’.
Meghan Markle was pictured at Whole Foods store on Kensington High Street when she was staying with Harry at his palace in 2016
‘There’s people looking at me, giving me all these weird looks, and coming up to me and saying ‘”hi”. I texted her saying “is this the right one?,” and she said “no you want parchment paper,” and I’m like “where’s the parchment paper?!”.
He added: ‘I had baseball cap on, looking down at the floor, trying to stay incognito. It’s amazing how much chewing gum you see, it’s a mess’.
Harry did not say which supermarket he visited but in November 2016, Meghan was spotted leaving a Whole Foods store in west London, just a few hundred yards from Kensington Palace. Harry was also a regular, although the high-end food shop is unlikely to have much chewing gum stuck to its floors.
Harry’s late mother Princess Diana was a regular shopper on Kensington High Street and Kate Middleton, from time to time, has been seen browsing there, although always shadowed by an official car.
During the interview, he also said he and Meghan Markle first met up in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid attracting attention , pictured during their Oprah interview earlier this year
When asked by Dax if he ever went to the grocery with his mum as a child, Harry added: ‘I definitely went shopping with her a few times, only a handful of times’.
Harry also compared his life as a mixture of The Truman Show – when Jim Carrey’s character discovers his life is a TV show – and being an animal at the zoo as he discussed his mental health and listeners insisted he is developing an american twang to his British accent.
When asked if he felt ‘in a cage’ while in royal duties, he said: ‘It’s the job right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early twenties and I was thinking I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this. Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again’.
He added: ‘I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be part of this’, before revealing he had therapy after meeting Meghan, which “burst” a bubble and he decided to ‘stop complaining’.
Prince Harry, 36, has compared his life to the Jim Carrey film The Truman Show in a new interview with a podcast that has been bought up by Spotify,
Dax Shepard, who is married to actress Kristen Bell, runs the popular podcasts that interviews stars in America. It’s been bought up by Spotify, who have done a deal with the Sussexes
Discussing how his mental health struggles were dealt with when he was a child, he said: ‘[I was told] You need help. As a case of, not weakness but ‘I don’t know how to deal with this. You’re unhinged, you’re not very well, go and seek help’.
He said it had caused him to ‘object and run away’, saying: ‘Everyone of us will try to find some way to mask the actual feeling and try to feel different than how we actually feel.’
He said as a child he had ‘rejected’ the feelings, saying he had pretended he felt ‘fine.’