First impressions: Prince Harry 'almost froze' when he met Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle left quite the impression on Prince Harry when the two first met.

According to the newly published Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Harry "almost froze" when he saw his future wife. "Harry is admittedly tough to impress, but he almost froze when he walked into the room and saw Meghan. He knew she was beautiful — he had seen the photos on her Instagram account and online — but she was even more stunning in person." The royal reporters say Harry went on to call Meghan "the most beautiful woman I've seen in my life", reports US Weekly.

Omid and Carolyn write that the prince was "in a trance" with the LA girl and the rest, as they say, is history.

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