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People: How Meghan Markle Hinted Her Engagement to Prince Harry at the 2017 Toronto Invictus Games

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jul 30, 2020
11:18 A.M.

A new book has detailed how Meghan Markle managed to hide her engagement with Prince Harry when they both attended the Invictus Games in 2017.

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Even though Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were already engaged when they attended the 2017 Toronto Invictus Games, the pair were able to conceal the truth from royal fans.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.| Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.| Photo: Getty Images

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According to People Magazine, a new book, “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family,” has revealed that Meghan had a subtle way of hinting at her new status as “fiancée.”

The book would detail [Prince Harry and Meghan's] journey from hurried romance to the shocking decision to quit royalty and move to Canada and then to Los Angeles with their son, Archie, earlier this year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. | Photo: Getty Images.

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The former actress reportedly wore a white button-down shirt, which is often referred to as the “Husband Shirt,” to the outing, which was her and Harry’s public debut.

At the time, People Magazine noted that she paired her shirt with a pair of blue jeans while her man opted to wear an Invictus Games shirt and dark blue bottoms. Even though Meghan wore that blouse to the event, it wasn’t until two months later that the news of their engagement became public.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. | Photo: Getty Images.

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Even with the announcement, the now-parents continued to skirt around the exact day that Harry popped the big question. While fans were excited for them, E! Online reported that keeping their lives private was nothing new for the pair who managed to keep the first few months of their relationship under wraps.

During that time, whenever they had a date, Harry and Meghan would resort to using a staff entrance to avoid getting noticed.

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For their first date, People Magazine pointed out that an insider informed Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie — the authors of “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family” — that:

“Almost immediately they were almost obsessed with each other. It was as if Harry was in a trance.”

Six weeks later, the couple flew to Botswana for a camping trip that allegedly left Meghan “completely spellbound.” People further highlighted that Carolyn and Omid’s book, which can be pre-ordered via Amazon, would tell the story of Harry and Meghan’s need for independence.

To achieve that, the book would detail the pair’s journey from hurried romance to the shocking decision to quit royalty and move to Canada and then to Los Angeles with their son, Archie, earlier this year.

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