Prince Harry reveals the moment he knew Meghan Markle was his 'soulmate' in passionate speech

Prince Harry recounted the moment he knew wife Meghan was his ‘soulmate’ in a powerful United Nations address

Prince Harry Meghan Markle soulmate- Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Prince Harry has recounted the moment he knew wife Meghan was his ‘soulmate’ in a powerful United Nations address.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in New York City for Prince Harry’s keynote speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations for ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’.
  • It was during this speech that Harry made touching comments about his mother Princess Diana and dubbed Meghan his ‘soulmate’.
  • This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after the Queen's cheeky quip in response to an awkward moment (opens in new tab) during her latest outing was revealed. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an exciting trip to New York City for Prince Harry’s keynote speech at the United Nations General Assembly, for Nelson Mandela International Day. During his poignant speech, Harry detailed his connections with Africa and made this romantic declaration about Meghan.

Prince Harry was supported by Meghan as he took the stage to address the attendees of the United Nations meeting - the pair traveled from their home in LA (opens in new tab) but it is unknown whether their children, Archie and Lilibet also got to enjoy the trip to the Big Apple.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex delivers remarks to the General Assembly during the Nelson Mandela International Day at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City.

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Taking to the stage, Harry gave an impassioned speech. He spoke on climate change, and poverty, as well as referencing Nelson Mandela’s life and the challenges still facing the country today.

He then went on to detail his personal and deep connection to Africa, revealing that it’s a place where he feels closest to his mother and where he realised that his wife Meghan was the ‘one’.

A screen grab taken from a video shows - Meghan Markle (2nd L) and Prince Harry (2nd R) attend UN General Assembly session to observe Nelson Mandela International Day in New York, United States on July 18, 2022.

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He said, “Since I first visited Africa at 13 years old, I've always found hope on the continent. In fact, for most of my life, it has been my lifeline, a place where I have found peace and healing time and time again,

"It's where I've felt closest to my mother and sought solace after she died, and where I knew I had found a soulmate in my wife.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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The couple famously enjoyed a royal tour to South Africa in 2019, where they were reportedly convinced they had ‘Princess Diana’s magic’ (opens in new tab) with them. 

It was during their trip that they introduced Archie to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu and where Harry claims, he realised that Meghan was his ‘soulmate.’ 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.