Meghan Markle details 'jarring' moment she first met William and Kate
8 December 2022, 13:01
The Duchess of Sussex spoke openly about her first meeting with the Prince and Princess of Wales in her and Prince Harry's new Netflix documentary.
During the second episode, the former Suits actress explained that she first met Kate when she came over for dinner with William.
Meghan said that for the dinner she was wearing ripped jeans and was barefoot, and explained that she quickly started to realise that the "formality" which the Royal Family showed to the outside world "carried through on the inside".
The mum-of-two said in the documentary: "Even when Will and Kate came over, and I had met her for the first time, they came for dinner.
"I remember I was in ripped jeans and I was barefoot. I was a hugger, always being a hugger.
"I didn't realise that that is really jarring for a lot of Brits."
She went on: "I guess I started to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside, carried through on the inside.
"That there is a forward-facing way of being, and then you close the door and you are like 'Oh, great. Okay, we can relax now.'
"But that formality carries over on both sides, and that was surprising to me."
In the episode, the couple continued to share rare insights into their time within the Royal Family, including the reactions Meghan received when she first started meeting Harry's family.
Prince Harry said: "I remember my family first meeting her and being incredibly impressed, some of them didn't quite know what to do with themselves.
"They were surprised that the ginger could land such a beautiful woman and such an intelligent woman."
He went on: "But the fact that I was dating an American actress, was probably what clouded their judgement more than anything else in the beginning."
You can watch the first three episodes of Harry & Meghan on Netflix now.
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