Prince Harry details secret supermarket rendezvous in early days of dating Meghan Markle

Prince Harry revealed he and Meghan Markle organised a secret rendezvous at a London supermarket for one of their early dates. 

Appearing on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, the Duke of Sussex shared details of an incognito meeting the couple had in plain sight, before anyone knew of their blossoming romance. 

"The first time that Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me, we met up in a supermarket in London pretending that we didn't know each other," Harry said. 

"So we texted each other from the other side of the aisle, people looking at me and giving me all these weird looks, coming up to say 'hi', whatever. 

"And I was like, texting. It's like, 'Is this the right one?' She's like, 'No, you want parchment paper.' I'm like, 'Okay, where's the parchment paper?'"

UK media outlets have speculated the supermarket in question is the Whole Foods located just outside Kensington Palace, where Harry was living at the time. 

"I had a baseball cap on, looking down at the floor, trying to stay incognito," Harry added. "It's amazing how much chewing gum you see, it's a mess." 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thought to have been set up on a blind date by mutual friends around July 2016. They were married in 2018 and welcomed their first child Archie in 2019.

At the start of 2020, the couple announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family and moving to the US, sending shockwaves through the monarchy. Meghan is currently pregnant with their second child, a daughter, and is due to give birth soon. 

Elsewhere during his appearance on Armchair Expert, Harry called royal life "a mixture of The Truman Show and living in a zoo", revealing he had wanted out since his early 20s.