Prince Harry Gave Meghan Markle the MOST Romantic Gift While They Were Dating

"Everybody needs somebody to love."

Updated 09/03/18

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In case there was any question that Prince Harry was a true Prince Charming (which, let's be honest, there wasn't), he reportedly gifted Meghan Markle with the most romantic gift in the early days of their relationship.

According to People, Harry bought an original piece of artwork called Everybody Needs Somebody To Love for “for an important person” back in October 2016. While it hasn't been confirmed that Markle was, in fact, the recipient of the gift, considering it was purchased a few days before their relationship went public, we'd wage our bets that it's currently hanging somewhere in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.

Created by British artist Van Donna, the acrylic, stencil and spray piece, which features a couple holding hands and the words, "Everybody needs somebody to love" in red lettering, reportedly went for thousands of dollars. “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.”

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The Prince also reportedly asked if he could split the diptych-style piece in half so that it could be shared between two people. “At the time nobody knew about Meghan Markle, but if it was for her then it’s a very romantic gesture," the source continued. "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.”

If you're interested in investing in this bit of history for yourself, you're in luck: The artist has created a limited-edition t-shirt with a screen printing of the image for all of us non-royals to enjoy, and you can also buy a version of the artwork online. Now, if only we had a Prince Harry of our own to gift us with it...

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