Piers Morgan Reveals The Time He Had A Drink With Meghan Markle
There is a lot of buzz around the soon-to-be new addition to the British Royal Family, following the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement. The 36-year-old actor was relatively unknown until she scored the role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits, which catapulted her into stardom.
But as her profile grew, she found a friend in TV host Piers Morgan.
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The Good Morning Britain presenter has revealed the time where he met up with her for a few drinks while she was in London. Morgan followed all the Suits actors one day and Meghan slid into his DMs almost immediately, saying: "Thank you so much for following me. I'm a big fan."
Well, according to the 52-year-old, that sparked quite the friendship.
Apparently, Meghan would send him episodes of Suits before they had come out and they were 'trading funny messages' for about a year.
Cut to 2016, when Meghan hopped across the Atlantic to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Clearly wanting to have some banter over a few pints, she hit up her new bestie, who invited her down to his local pub.
Piers told Good Morning Britain viewers: "So Meghan comes along and there were about five locals - talk about eyes popping out of their heads, because she arrived with the shades, the look, the whole thing.
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"We sat there and she had dirty Martinis, the vodka version, which is the sophisticated version - I had a couple of pints of Harvey's Real Ale.
"And for 90 minutes I had a chat with someone I just thought was this actress in a show that I loved, and we talked a lot about the show and off we went and it was all fine."
Morgan says his drinking companion started receiving a flurry of messages towards the end of their 90 minutes and Markle explained she was heading to a private members' club.
He added: "I put her in an Uber, off she goes, and when the story broke about two or three months later there was a nugget saying they first properly met at a members' club in London either that night or the next day.
"So, it could well be I put Meghan Markle in an Uber to the arms of Prince Harry."
Well, technically it was a mutual friend who set the pair up on a blind date, but sure Piers, you can claim to be a Royal matchmaker.
Sources: Good Morning Britain
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