Meghan Markle’s real feelings for husband Prince Harry have been revealed, just weeks ahead of the birth of their first child together.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who married in May 2018, are never shy about expressing their deep love for each other, says their close friend Bryony Gordon.
Author and journalist Bryony, who got Harry to open up about his mental health battle in the wake of Princess Diana’s death in her podcast in 2017, appeared on Thursday’s Lorraine show to talk about the newlyweds.
"You went out with Meghan Markle, who’s been getting an awful lot of stick recently, and your experience of having lunch with her – what was she like?" asked show host Lorraine Kelly.
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"She was lush! But it would have been like going out for lunch with you. We ate monkfish, she fed me some of hers, we swapped food, I gave her some of mine," Bryony revealed.
"We talked about yoga, she is – again – really lovely and normal and down-to-earth. I think if you put any family under the microscope you will find weird dynamics that could make headlines, but fundamentally I think they’re a really lovely couple."
She went on: "He is a great advertisement for what happens if you face your mental health and your problems, actually only good things happen. When you face the bad things that have happened to you in your life, good things come from it, and if you ignore it, the opposite happens.
"The fact that he got help and dealt with those issues, and now he’s married with his first child on the way…"
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Bryon added: "[They are] so adorable. I saw them recently and genuinely lovely, happy, you know – first flushes of love, first year of being married – I’m like, ‘just you wait!’.
"The honeymoon is still in progress then? Just wait till the baby comes," joked Lorraine.
Harry confided in Bryony that he’d sought professional help for his destructive anger issues in a raw and painfully honest podcast in April 2017.
In his first ever interview about losing his famous mum in a car crash, Harry revealed he’d shut down his emotions for years in a bid to cope.
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Meghan and Harry are deep in the first flushes of love, says their pal
"I can safely say losing my mum at the age of 12 and then shutting down all my emotions for the next 20 years has a serious impact on not only my personal life but my work as well," he said at the time.
"And it was only three years ago from the support around and my brother as well that I realised it wasn’t normal to deal with this, and to think nothing has affected you.
"My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand and not thinking about my mum because why would that help? It’s going to make me sad and not bring her back."
It’s thought that Harry’s blossoming relationship with then Suits star Meghan gave him the boost he needed to seek help.
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