Meghan Markle was “on a manhunt” when she met Prince Harry, royal author Tom Bower has told GB News.
Meghan first met Harry in July 2016 after being introduced by a mutual friend.
The pair eventually got married in 2018 before stepping down as senior royals in 2020 and subsequently moving to the US.
Speaking about the kind of pairing Meghan and Harry were when they met on GB News’ Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel, Tom Bower said: “I think they are both needy people, but I think the point is Meghan was on a manhunt.
Tom Bower and Meghan Markle GB News/PA
Harry and Meghan first met in 2016 PA
“She was looking for a husband and an English husband and Harry was available.
“She carefully researched all his strengths and more importantly his weaknesses and when the moment came when she first met him she could easily, because she’s an extraordinary good performer in those circumstances, she could reassure him that she was the one he was looking for.
“And he was desperately looking for somebody, he confessed he was a lonely man, he confessed he couldn’t find anyone suitable.
“He had gone through some unhappy relationships.
“And Meghan fitted the bill, she provided everything he needed.
“She was good looking, she was good company, she could talk the way he wanted to talk about his subjects like Africa and things like that
“And they both needed each other and I think to that extent for Harry it was a wonderful gift, a match made in heaven and also for Meghan because that was the sort of person we were looking for, famous and rich.