Prince Harry was first to drop L-bomb, left 'in a trance' after first date with Meghan Markle, new book claims

A new 'bombshell' biography on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle claims to have intimate details of their first date and subsequent blossoming romance, revealing Harry as being the first to say 'I love you'. 

The Duke of Sussex was reportedly left "in a trance" after his first date with the former Suits actress, and while the couple didn't kiss that night, they were "immediately obsessed" with each other, according to the new book Finding Freedom. 

The biography by royal commentators Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand says Harry sipped a beer while Meghan drank a martini at their first rendezvous, after which she told her friends 'this could have legs'. 

The pair allegedly met again the very next night at the same venue - Dean Street Townhouse in Soho, London. Three months later, Harry was said to be the first to drop the L-bomb to Meghan, who immediately said it back. 

The authors of Finding Freedom claim to have spoken to more than 100 sources, including 'close friends of Harry and Meghan' as well as royal aides and palace staff. The book promises that every piece of information included has come from at least two sources.