- Before they announced their relationship to the world, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) secretly attended a Halloween party in Toronto, according to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's new biography Finding Freedom.
- Meghan and Harry wore Venetian-style masks to stay anonymous, Scobie and Durand write.
- They were accompanied by two other high-profile partiers: Princess Eugenie and her then-future husband, Jack Brooksbank.
Sussex biography Finding Freedom (opens in new tab) might have exposed the many painful aspects of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal lives, but there's also a fair share of fairytale romance in there too. Take the Halloween party they secretly attended together in 2016, before their relationship hit the headlines. According to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Meghan and Harry celebrated the holiday at Soho House in Toronto on October 29, concealing their identities with Venetian-style masks. The future Sussexes were in royal company: Princess Eugenie and her then partner, now husband Jack Brooksbank attended too.
"They especially didn't feel like spending Halloween in private, as there was so much to celebrate," Scobie and Durand write, as excerpted (opens in new tab) by Grazia. 'Some four months into their relationship, they were madly in love and eager to take part in the fun of one their favourite holidays." Soho House, one of the couple's favorite venues, maintains a no-photos policy, meaning Meghan and Harry could be pretty certain of their privacy.
But alas, the tabloid media found a way to ruin things. "It was possibly the perfect night out, until they received a call from one of Harry's aides from Kensington Palace. It wasn't good news," Scobie and Durand recount. Their relationship had leaked to the press—and it was reportedly one of Princess Eugenie and father Prince Andrew's employees who told the Sunday Express. Within a month, Meghan and Harry's secret romance was a secret no longer.
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
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Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings (opens in new tab).
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).