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'My love, it's us': Meghan Markle recalls Prince Harry comparing them to a pair of intertwined palm trees

Meghan Markle said, 'And now every day when Archie goes by us, he says, 'Hi, Momma. Hi, Papa'.'
Meghan Markle discussed her relationship with Prince Harry during an interview (Michael M Santiago/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle discussed her relationship with Prince Harry during an interview (Michael M Santiago/Getty Images)

MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Making a guest appearance in Meghan Markle's interview, Prince Harry revealed a glimpse of his incredibly gushing sentimental side. The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex revealed some of the daily compliments he gives his wife, including calling her a model.

Meghan, 41, recalled how Harry likened them to two intertwined palm trees that they saw on the grounds of their $14.65 million Montecito mansion. Meghan graces the cover of the latest issue of The Cut, in which she discusses a variety of topics, including her relationship with Prince Harry.


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Meghan opened up about a wide range of topics to New York Magazine's fashion-focused publication The Cut, once again taking a furious swipe at the royal family while also painting a picture-perfect image of the Sussexes' new life in California. The former actress refers to her partner affectionately as "H" or "my love," according to the interview published in the magazine in which she features as a cover model while revealing that the pair plan to use their upcoming Netflix docuseries to share their "love story" with the world.

The duchess also shared a tearful anecdote about their first tour of the sprawling mansion they now call home, revealing that they came across two 'connected' palm trees on the lush grounds, which Harry described as a visual representation of their relationship. According to The Cut interview, Meghan cooed and said, "One of the first things my husband saw when we walked around the house was those two palm trees." She added, "See how they’re connected at the bottom? He goes, 'My love, it’s us.' And now every day when Archie goes by us, he says, 'Hi, Momma. Hi, Papa.'"

Meghan added that the couple had only toured the property's grounds before deciding it was the ideal place for them to settle down, recalling how they told their real-estate agent, "We have to get this house." Meghan and Harry posed for a pregnancy photo shoot on the grounds of the property, which they released while announcing that they were expecting their second child, daughter Lillibet, in February 2021.

While Harry used the sentimental image of intertwined palm trees to represent the couple's marriage, Meghan prefers a different analogy, comparing the couple to "salt and pepper." Meghan shared in her interview about one of the lessons, she remembered learning at a young age from a friend’s mom and explained, "Salt and pepper are always passed together. You never move one without the other. That’s me and Harry. We’re like salt and pepper. We always move together."

Harry made a brief guest appearance during the interview and gushed about his wife, telling the interviewer how he had reassured her that she "is a model" after she had expressed uncertainty about her abilities in front of the camera following her "ten-hour" cover shoot for The Cut, which happened the day before the sit-down conversation. Allison P Davis, a writer based in New York, claims that Harry first "marveled" that his wife had been "gone for, like, ten hours" during the shoot before he revealed that the first thing Meghan said when she got home was "I'm not a model." "No, you are, of course you can be a model." And she’s like, 'I’m a mom!' And it’s like, 'You can be both,'" Harry said, earning himself so many points, according to Davis.