According to People, Harry dropped “thousands” on an artwork by rising British artist Van Donna which said "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" on one side, with a couple holding hands depicted on the other side just days before news of their relationship went public.
While it’s not been confirmed the Prince bought it for the then Suits actress, we’d say it’s a pretty safe bet.
“Harry is one of the regulars in the area and regularly goes into the shops and galleries with his bodyguard, kind of in stealth mode,” a local art collector told People.
“He was in the gallery for a little while and liked a few things, then settled on the Van Donna. He said he was looking for something for ‘an important person.’ It was literally just before anyone heard about Meghan — literally just days before it was announced he was going out with her.”
“Harry asked is he could split the diptych up,” added the source. “He said, ‘If it’s possible?’ I guess you could do that quite easily if you wanted to, but this is an artwork in itself. I mean, it is supposed to form a single artwork.
“At the time nobody knew about Meghan Markle, but if it was for her then it’s a very romantic gesture. It’s a bit like a charm bracelet — where you give half of it to someone you’re involved with and keep the other half yourself. We should all learn something from it, I think.”
And the rest, as they say, is history.