It has been about 48 hours since news hit that Prince Harrymight be datingMeghan Markle, an American actress (best known for her role on USA's Suits) who also runs a Goop-esque lifestyle blog. And now that she has been identified as a potential future princess, the press is, well, going somewhat rabid. Markle's Instagram posts have been analyzed as if they were Hillary Clinton e-mails, and her past interviews and comments have been dredged up in the way a new cast member on Saturday Night Live'smight be. Past relationships have been examined, and a whole range of posts with headlines like "5 Reasons Meghan Markle's Style Is Already Fit for a Princess" have jammed their way into the crowded Internet hallway.
Us found a video of Markle, as part of the promotional tour for Suits she underwent earlier this year, in which she answers questions—whaddya know—about British culture. The outlet notes that when asked "to translate six common American words to British slang . . . she only got half correct," which feels as if it is supposed to serve as some sort of commentary on her fitness to date Prince Harry. (At the end, she good-naturedly jokes, "I think I lost. I was the worst at this game.")
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File photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as Harry's girlfriend has been subject to a "wave of abuse and harassment" by the media, Kensington Palace has said in a statement.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actress Meghan Markle enters the 'Today Show' taping at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on July 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Prince Harry arrive at the London Eye on World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2016 in London, England.
(Danny Martindale/GC Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 09: Actress Meghan Markle attends Luminato Big Bang Bash 2016 held at the Hearn Generating Station on June 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Prince Harry plays rugby with children as part of the Coach Core sporting apprenticeships at National Ice Centre on November 6, 2016 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Meghan Markle attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit in New York October 28, 2014.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Prince Harry takes part in sports activities during a visit to celebrate the expansion of Coach Core at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actress Meghan Markle attends Glamour and L'Oreal Paris Celebrate 2016 College Women Of The Year at NoMad Hotel Rooftop on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Glamour)
Britain's Prince Harry arrives at Lord's cricket ground in London on October 7, 2016, to participate in a Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme event. Prince Harry, Patron, attended an event at Lord's Cricket Club to mark the expansion of the Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme. The Prince met with apprentices, coaches and some of the partners and supporters who are taking the successful programme to 100 partners across the UK by Spring 2017. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 31: Actress Meghan Markle attends the Instagram Dinner held at the MARS Discovery District on May 31, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry attends the Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance for colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty, at the Metropolitan Police Training College in London, Britain October 20, 2016.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actress Meghan Markle leaves the 'Today Show' taping at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on July 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Actress Meghan Markle arrives on the red carpet for the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto, June 16, 2013.
Prince Harry takes part in a training session during a celebration for the expansion of Coach Core at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 7, 2016 in London, England.
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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 28: Actress Meghan Markle attends the Roland Mouret private dinner at Corkin Gallery on April 28, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
Actress Meghan Markle attends the USA Network and The Moth's Characters Unite Event at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California February 15, 2012.
Britain's Prince Harry arrives for the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Wellington, Florida, U.S., May 4, 2016.
Meghan Markle arrives at the NBCUniversal New York Summer Press Day event at The Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in New York.
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Actress Meghan Markle participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her role on the television show, "Suits", at AOL Studios on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in New York.
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Meanwhile, in slightly more scandalous findings, the Daily Mailsays that Harry "may have 'bombarded'" Markle with texts while she was still dating her previous boyfriend, Canadian chef Cory Vitiello. Per a "friend," "[Harry and Markle] are the real deal. He definitely pursued her and besieged her with texts until she agreed to a date." They reportedly met at a charity event, and Harry was "very full-on but she was going through quite a tough time with her previous boyfriend and she was very flattered. He's head over heels and she feels the same." (Meanwhile, we really like "full-on" as an expression, and have decided to now use it regularly.)
The Daily Mail says that Markle and Vitiello broke up in May, which is the same month that she met Harry.
We presume the initial text messages went something like this:
Harry: hey, this is harry
Markle: haha hi
Markle: crazy to be texting with A PRINCE
Harry: lol yeah
Harry: or, I mean, I wouldn't know what it's like from your end
Harry: but yeah
Harry: want to come to London and hang out?
Meanwhile, Markle has continued posting regularly on Instagram since the news broke, most intriguing putting up this photograph of . . . side-by-side bananas, with faces drawn on them, with the caption "Sleep tight xx." Is this a message to Harry?!? It almost has to be, we think.