Just when you thought you couldn't ship Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship any harder, Harry goes and says the cutest things about what it was like to spend their first Christmas together as an engaged couple—complete with the rest of the royal family.
ICYMI, Prince Harry is currently serving as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today show. His interview with former President Barack Obama airs today. And as part of the show, BBC interviewer Sarah Montague took the opportunity to ask the fifth in line for the throne what it was like spending his first Christmas with his fiancée at Sandringham House, which is one of the private estates belonging to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
"Oh, it was fantastic," Harry says when Montague asks how his future wife's first Christmas with the in-laws went. "She really enjoyed it. The family loved having her there."
The couple's holiday plans were an especially big deal because Meghan was breaking royal protocol by attending; historically, the annual gathering has been limited to spouses only. So the fact that she even scored an invite to begin with, coupled with the fact that Markle and Kate Middleton looked like old friends in all the photos we've seen from the day, back up what Harry is saying about his family being happy to have her in attendance.
"Together we had an amazing time," Harry continued. "We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running around with the kids."
Can you just imagine what it would be like to be Markle in that situation? Last year she was trimming the tree with her "fairy god-daughters" in California. This year she's hanging out with the Queen, a prince, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. What a difference a year makes!
Of course, as is the case for any couple who's spending their first holiday together, Harry says there were "plenty" of family traditions he had to explain to his new fiancée. But as we've come to expect from the former actress, Markle totally rolled with the punches. "Every family is complex," Harry said. "She's done an absolutely amazing job. She's getting in there, and it's the family that I suppose she's never had." (Weeping.)
Watch a gushy clip from the interview below:
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