Piers Morgan has revealed that he had his own brush with royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle after she joined him at his local pub – and downed three dirty Martinis.
Speaking on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain the presenter explained that he began friends with the Suits star – now engaged to Prince Harry – online before their boozy meeting, before she suggested they meet up.
As he explained to Susanna that she went on to text him when she was in the UK, he said: ‘She sent me a message – “I’m in town, do you want to meet up?” and I said “Sure, come to my local pub for a pint”!
‘So Meghan comes along and there were about five locals – talk about eyes popping out of their heads, because she arrived with the shades, the look, the whole thing.
‘We sat there and she had dirty Martinis, the vodka version – I had a couple of pints of Harvey’s Real Ale. And for 90 minutes I had a chat with someone I just thought was this actress in a show that I loved, and we talked about the show and off we went and it was all fine.’
However he added that towards the end of their 90-minute meeting, she began receiving text messages from a mystery man and, after admitting she was trying to get her head round the UK dating scene, she said she was off to dinner at a private members club.
Piers went on: ‘I put her in an Uber, off she goes, and when the story broke about two or three months later there was a nugget saying they first properly met at a members’ club in London either that night or the next day.
‘So it could well be I put Meghan Markle in an Uber to the arms of Prince Harry.’
Harry and Meghan’s engagement was announced on Monday, with the date and location of their wedding expected to be confirmed today.
That said, he insisted that he ‘didn’t expect’ an invitation to the wedding, but promptly quipped: ‘I drove her to your arms your Highness – is it too much to ask?’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.