We all hoped that one day we would have a friend that would set us up with a prince. In Meghan Markle's case, that hope actually came true.
Harry and Meghan admitted that meeting in 2016 was not by chance, but that they were introduced by a mutual friend. They kept this friend's name anonymous to protect her privacy, until now.
Many people have speculated who this "secret friend" is. Some have presumed it was Meghan's best friend, Jessica Mulroney, who is a stylist for many high-up clients. Others have suspected that it was fashion designer Misha Nonoo, who used to be married to one of Harry's best friends. Another speculation was Markus Anderson, who accompanied Meghan and Harry during one of their first official outings together at the Invictus Games last September.
It is now confirmed that the not-so-secret matchmaker is Violet von Westenholz. Violet was one of Harry's childhood best friends and their fathers were very close friends as well.
Violet knew that Harry was looking to find the right person, but was having trouble. That's when she met Meghan. The two became friends through Violet's PR work with the fashion house Ralph Lauren. Violet soon told Harry that she had the perfect girl for him.
Their first date was in early summer 2016. In the couple's engagement interview, Meghan recounted it. "It was definitely a set-up. It was a blind date. I didn't know much about him and so the only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, I said 'Was he nice?'"
Harry added, "I'd never, never even heard about her until this friend said 'Meghan Markle.' I was like, 'Right okay, give me, give me a bit of background, like what's going on here?' When I walked into that room and saw her and there she was sitting there, I was like 'Okay, well I'm going to have to really up my game here.'"
The couple both stated that they had an immediate spark, and the rest was history.
Violet has yet to make a statement about the released news.
With all the royals slowly getting married, we have to ask ourselves, "why haven't my friends set me up with a prince yet?"