Following Monday’s happy news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, the pair sat down with the BBC for their first joint interview. Along with cute tidbits about the couple’s first (blind!) date and romantic proposal, we also learned an important detail about how Harry’s side of the family embraced Markle.
“It’s incredible, I think, you know, to be able to meet her through his lens,” Markle said of initially being introduced to Queen Elizabeth II. “Not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother. … She’s an incredible woman.”
Harry then added, “And the corgis took to you straight away.” Markle agreed, as Harry continued, “I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at — this one walks in, absolutely nothing.”
Markle admitted that the corgis sweetly laid on her feet while they had tea, as Harry joked, “Just wagging tails — and I was just like, argh.”
Markle is an avid dog lover and has two rescues of her own — a lab/shepherd named Bogart and a beagle named Guy. She noted that her “little guy” has been with her in the UK for a while; she’s currently finalizing plans for the other pup to make the move while he currently stayed with some close friends. Whether the corgis take to their new canine family as well as they took to Markle remains to be seen.
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