Meghan Markle is at her first Wimbledon today as a royal, attending the Ladies' Singles Finals with her sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Meghan is wearing a Ralph Lauren blue striped blouse with white culottes-an outfit packed with meaning given the special connection between the fashion house, the Wimbledon tournament, and Meghan and Prince Harry's love story.
Two years ago, Meghan attended Wimbledon as a famous actress and guest of Ralph Lauren. It's reported that Violet von Westenholz, Harry's childhood friend who does PR for Ralph Lauren, set them up while Meghan was in London for the match. Meghan "had slotted into the high society set really easily," a source told E!. "And so when Harry told Violet he was having trouble finding someone, Violet said she might just have the perfect girl for him." The two girls were photographed talking together during Wimbledon that July 2016.
Meghan talked about her first date with Harry during their first joint couple interview to BBC. "It was definitely a set-up," Meghan said. "It was a blind date. I didn't know much about him and so the only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, I said 'Was he nice?'"
"I'd never, never even heard about her until this friend said 'Meghan Markle,'" Harry said during the interview. "I was like, 'Right okay, give me, give me a bit of background, like what's going on here?' When I walked into that room and saw her and there she was sitting there, I was like, 'Okay, well I'm going to have to really up my game here.'"
Two years later, the two are married, and Meghan is back at Wimbledon, sitting in the royal box and paying tribute to the fashion house that helped her romance with Harry begin.
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