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Is Bahrain-born fashion designer Harry and Meghan's mystery matchmaker?

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The sudden announcement of Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle's engagement caught everyone by surprise.

After taking some much needed time to absorb the exciting development, curious people across the globe have shifted their focus to the details.

And one such detail is who the mysterious matchmaker is?

Meghan and Harry said that the mystery person - a mutual friend - had set them up on a blind date last year.

Many speculate that the person whose identity is under wraps is Meghan’s Bahrain-born best friend Misha Nonoo.

Daily Mail reported that Misha, who is a fashion designer, is the estranged wife of Alexander Gilkes - a friend of William and Harry’s from Eton.

Misha Nonoo

In their first interview Harry revealed the couple had just two ‘back-to-back’ dates in London before flying on holiday to Botswana together, Harry’s favourite place in the world, for five days, where they slept out under the stars.

Harry said: ‘We were introduced actually by a mutual friend…it was literally…. through her and then we met once and then twice back-to-back two dates in London, last July.

'We'll protect her privacy yeah,' Prince Harry added.

He went on: ‘And then it was I think about three, maybe four weeks later that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana.

‘And we - we camped out with each other under the stars, we spent - she came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.’

Meghan said she had only one question for her friend when she suggested the date: ‘Well, is he nice?’

She said: ‘Because I’m from the States you don’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family. And so, while I now understand very clearly there is a global interest there, I didn’t know much about him and so the only thing that I had asked her when she

said she wanted to set us up was, ‘I have one question’ which was, ‘Well, is he nice?’ ‘cos if he wasn’t kind it just didn’t seem like it would make sense and so we went and we had a, met for a drink and I think very quickly into that we said, ‘well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again.’

Harry adds’: What are we doing tomorrow? Let’s meet again. And then it was like, right, diaries. We need to get the diaries out and find out how we’re going to make this work, because I was off to Africa for a month, she was working. And we just said right where’s the gap? And the gap happened to be in the perfect place [Botswana].’.

Miss Markle interrupted: 'We should protect her privacy and not reveal too much of that.

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