5 Things to Know About Markus Anderson, the Man Who Introduced Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The Soho House Consultant is a close friend of Markle's.

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At the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in September, Meghan Markle was spotted sitting, not with her beau, Prince Harry, but rather with her good friend Markus Anderson.

Here's everything you need to know about the man who reportedly introduced the royal couple.

He works for Soho House.

In what sounds like a very cool gig, 40-year-old Anderson is a consultant for Soho House, a swanky members-only club with locations all over the world from New York and London to Toronto, Istanbul, and Mumbai.

"When the Soho House decides to open in a new city, I'm one of the first people sent out to get to know the city, the creatives that live there, and determine who we want to involve in the House," he said, describing his job in an interview with Coveteur.

He was born in Canada.

While his career has taken him all over the globe, Anderson was born in Canada, and apparently his upbringing has influenced his taste in beverages.

"Although I’m prone to drink almost anything, I’m partial to either champagne or beer," he told the Coveteur. "I grew up in Ontario, after all."

He and Meghan are very close.

While Anderson's social media profiles are kept under wraps, one only needs to scroll through Meghan's Instagram to see a timeline of their relationship. Not only have they taken vacations together, but she regularly sings his praises."What would I do without you, my loving, supportive, and endlessly fun friend??" she said about Anderson in the post below. "I know what....I would be bored, and life would be infinitely less interesting. I love you SO much. Happiest of days for you now and always. Love you xx"

Anderson is reportedly responsible for Meghan and Harry's royal romance.

While some rumors point to designer Misha Nonoo as the matchmaker (Markle's close friend, Nonoo was, until recently, married to Alexander Gilkes, a friend of Princes William and Harry), it has also been reported that Anderson, who apparently knows the Prince socially, set the pair up in May of 2016.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hardly his only famous friends.

While Anderson has been called Markle's "best friend," he is known to associate with the likes of designers like Nonoo, Christopher Kane, and the late Alexander McQueen, model Alexa Chung, and actor Jamie Dornan.

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