Meghan 'fell hard for Harry after seeing him with pal's children'

Meghan Markle ‘fell hard’ for Prince Harry after seeing him play with friend Jessica Mulroney’s children gave her a glimpse of how he’d be as a father, new biography claims

  • Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim Harry charmed the little ones
  • Duke arrived with presents each visit and made them laugh with silly faces
  • Fact he would get on the floor to play with them made Meghan, 39, ‘fall hard’ 

Meghan Markle ‘fell hard’ for Prince Harry after watching him win over former best pal Jessica Mulroney’s children gave her a glimpse of how he’d be as a father, their bombshell new biography Finding Freedom claims.

The book, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims the Duke of Sussex, 35, ‘never turned up empty-handed’ when they visited the Mulroneys’ twins Brian and John and daughter Ivy.

As well as his generosity, the trio of youngsters were charmed by Harry’s willingness to get on the floor to play with them – something which also appealed to his future wife Meghan, 39. 

Meghan Markle ‘fell hard’ for Prince Harry after watching him win over former best pal Jessica Mulroney’s children gave her a glimpse of how he’d be as a father, the biography claims. Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing their engagement in November 2017

The Duke of Sussex ‘never turned up empty-handed’ when they visited Jessica and Brian Mulroney and their twins Brian and John and daughter Ivy, pictured together, the book claims. Seeing Prince Harry with the children helped Meghan see what he’d be like as a father

Finding Freedom provides an intimately detailed and personalised version of the events leading up to the Sussexes’ dramatic departure from royal life, with co-authors Scobie and Durand insisting ‘all information in this book has at least two sources’.

According to the book, the couple visited the Mulroney’s home in Canada several times during their secret courtship, before the world found out they were a couple in October 2016. 

The authors write: ‘It was there that Meghan got a first-hand glimpse of how Harry might be as a father, falling hard as he expertly won over the Mulroneys’ then six-year-old twins, Brian and John, and three-year-old daughter Ivy.

‘Already experienced in charming little ones, he never turned up empty-handed, instead arriving with small presents each visit.

‘But it wasn’t just his generosity that endeared him to the kids. Harry was also willing to get on the floor with them to play or smush up his face against the window, his funny expressions never failing to earn a giggle.’ 

The book also discussed how Meghan would consult with Jessica over what to wear for important dates, including meeting the Queen. 

Former best friends Jessica and Meghan reportedly fell out after the influencer and mother-of-three became embroiled in a social media row with black influencer Sasha Exeter in June

Former best friends Jessica and Meghan reportedly fell out after the mother-of-three became embroiled in a social media row with black influencer Sasha Exeter in June.

Exeter claimed Mulroney had sent her a string of unpleasant messages and threatened to ruin her career after taking offense over one of Exeter’s posts in which she called on people with large social media followings to speak out about Black Lives Matter.   

The blogger also said Mulroney was guilty of using her white privilege and wealth to try and intimidate her.

Mulroney apologised but the spat led to the cancellation of her wedding themed reality TV show I Do Redo, as well as the loss of her Good Morning America fashion slot.

Mulroney’s lucrative partnership with Canadian department store Hudson Bay was also canceled and her husband Ben, 44, was forced to step back from hosting CTV entertainment show etalk.

Opening up: Carolyn Durand co-authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal expert Omid Scobie

Meghan, who is currently holed up in Tyler Perry’s LA mansion with husband Prince Harry, 35, hasn’t spoken to Mulroney since the row was made public.

She is also said to have failed to get in touch with her goddaughter Ivy on her birthday last month and has told friends that Mulroney has been using her royal status to boost her own career.

Friends said Mulroney is now at her wits’ end and is considering writing a tell-all book about Meghan ‘because she has nothing to lose’.

Although Mulroney is still on a social media sabbatical, her husband Ben has scotched the rumours, declaring them ‘false’. 

Meghan and Harry are said to want to use their new life to speak out more about race, with both joining a campaign to boycott social media giant Facebook over hate speech. 

This week it was revealed that Prince Charles has remained in regular contact with his son despite being being hurt by revelations in the new biography.

The book offers an insight into Harry and Meghan’s relationships with his brother and sister-in-law, his father and the Royal Family as a whole. 

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