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From the exact specifications of her engagement ring (yellow gold with a stone from Botswana with her mother's diamonds either side) to their future Nottingham Cottage home, it feels like we know everything about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

But we somehow didn't know how this whole journey began. Until now.

Spoiler: it's wasn't Tinder.

Remember when their engagement was first announced? The couple sat down for an interview with the BBC and explained they had been set up by a mutual friend, but teasingly revealed no more.

Cue some frantic detective work from the press who scrambled through records, photos, and clippings to work out who the mystery matchmaker could be.

Suspects ranged from Soho House consultant Markus Anderson to fashion designer Misha Nonoo. But, despite everyone's best creepy efforts, the trail soon went cold.

Now, some new information has emerged on the identity of that royal Cupid.

It turns out that Violet von Westholz reportedly set the pair up, according to E! News.

Who? Basically, von Westenholz has been close to Prince Harry for years after meeting him through her dad, who is a baron and a close friend of Prince Charles.

A "well-placed source" told the publication:

Harry was having a really hard time finding anyone.

It's hard enough finding someone new to date. He can hardly go on Tinder or a dating app like normal people, but to meet someone that you actually connect with, that was proving to be almost impossible.

It was something he had confided in his closest friends about; he was ready to meet someone but it was so hard to actually find the right person.

That is until von Westenholz met Markle through her PR work with Ralph Lauren. The source continued:

Meghan had been a part of the London social scene for a while and had slotted into the high society set really easily.

And so when Harry told Violet he was having trouble finding someone, Violet said she might just have the perfect girl for him.

Van Westenholz clearly has a talent for matchmaking:

Markle recalled in her BBC interview:

It was definitely a set-up. 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?'

In the same interview Prince Harry said:

We were introduced actually by a mutual friend… it was literally…. through her and then we met once and then twice back-to-back two dates in London, last July.​

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