Harry and Meghan first met after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. The pair hit it off right away and made all of the necessary efforts to continue seeing each other and get to know each other. After their second date Harry invited Meghan to accompany him on a trip to Africa about three to four weeks later. During the interview following their engagement Harry said “I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana and we camped out with each other under the stars. Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had the chance to get to know each other.” The couple had about six months of privacy before the news broke of their romance. And unfortunately, things only became tougher from that moment on.