Prince Harry had a fling with another woman while dating Meghan Markle. The prince met the Burberry model at a party and the pair hit it off.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went on a blind date in 2016. Soon they started their relationship. However, according to a recent report Prince Harry had a fling with another woman while he was dating Markle.
Angela Levin explains in her book Harry: Conversations with the Prince that the Prince met Sarah Ann Macklin at a party and the pair hit it off. Sarah Ann Macklin is a Burberry model.
Levin wrote, “During the very early stages of his relationship with Meghan, Harry was thought to have gone on dates with Burberry model Sarah Ann Jacklin. They met at a private party, he took her number and bombarded her with texts. It turned out to be just a fling.”
Levin added, “A friend said: ‘They got on but are quite different. She is very clean-living and barely drinks, and in that respect, they were on a different wavelength. Harry was a bit noncommittal. There has been some confusion too about whether or not Meghan had at the time broken up with her boyfriend of two years, celebrity chef Cory Vitiello.”
The Duke’s and Duchess’s dating history
Prince Harry and Markle kept their relationship on the down-low for a number of months. After their engagement, they sat down for an interview.
Harry shared, “We met once and then twice back-to-back, two dates in London.”
Regarding their blind date, Markle shared, “I didn’t know much about him so the only thing that I had asked my friend when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, ‘Well, is he nice?’ because if he wasn’t kind it just didn’t seem like it would make sense.”
The two met for drinks in Toronto where Markle was filming Suits. Harry said, “I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her and there she was sitting there. I was like, OK well I’m really going to have to up my game here.’”
The sparking romance
Shortly afterward, Markle and Prince Harry camped out under the stars in Botswana. He explained, “We spent five days out there. It was absolutely fantastic. Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other.”
Prince Harry proposed to Markle a year and a half after they first met.