Meghan reveals secret Halloween date with Prince Harry before world knew they were a couple

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The Duchess of Sussex has revealed how she and Prince Harry went to a post-apocalypse themed Halloween party disguised in costumes before it was revealed they were a couple.

In a televised interview with her neighbour Ellen DeGeneres, the duchess said they had “one final night on the town” before the news broke.

They were joined by Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie and her now husband Jack Brooksbank who were visiting them in Toronto, Canada.

“The four of us snuck out in Halloween costumes to just have one fun night on the town before it was out in the world that we were a couple,” Meghan said.

She added: “It was a post-apocalypse theme. So we had all this very bizarre costuming on and we were able to just sort of have one final fun night out.”

The news broke that they were a couple at the end of October in 2016.

Meghan also revealed how this year son Archie dressed as a dinosaur for Halloween, while her five-month daughter Lili was a “little skunk like Flower from Bambi”.

The former actress spent the evening with De Generes and her wife Portia de Rossi in the celebrity enclave of Montecito in California.

Duchess of Sussex on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (PA)
Duchess of Sussex on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (PA)

She said Archie was “not into” Halloween at all and only stayed in his costume for less than five minutes.

The former actress’ high profile appearance comes eight months after the Sussexes’ controversial sit-down with Oprah Winfrey which left the royal family in crisis.

Meghan and Harry have until now remained incredibly private about Lili, who was born in June and was named Lilibet after the royal family’s nickname for the Queen.

They are yet to share a photo publicly of their daughter.

During the interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Meghan also talked about how Lili was teething, saying “Anything to relieve that”, before DeGeneres jokingly suggested tequila.

Meghan replied: “That’s Auntie Ellen for you.”.

The duchess also pledged to do everything she can to ensure paid family leave for people in the US.

It “is the only country in the world that does not have a paid federal family leave programme”, she told The Ellen Show.

“I will do everything I can to make sure we can implement that for people.”

Meghan also told how she made hair scrunchies with fabric and elastic bands and sold them at school when she was a youngster.

The timing of Meghan’s broadcast has taken place just over a week after she apologised to the Court of Appeal for forgetting she authorised an aide to brief the authors of the controversial Finding Freedom biography about her and Harry.

The appeal by the publisher of The Mail On Sunday, Associated Newspapers Limited, over the privacy case surrounding a letter the duchess wrote to her estranged father also heard how in text messages Meghan chose to address Thomas Markle as “Daddy” because it “would pull at the heart strings” if the letter was leaked.

Clips released ahead of the interview on Thursday showed the duchess in a lighthearted mood as she opened up about her children.

Meghan said: “We were home and we saw you guys, which was great.

“But no, we wanted to do something fun for the kids and then the kids were just not into it at all.

“Archie was a dinosaur for maybe five minutes. Not even five minutes.”

DeGeneres told how Harry persuaded Archie to put his dinosaur costume on, saying: “Finally Harry talked him into putting the head on. But Lili was a skunk… it was so cute.”

Meghan replied: “She was a little skunk. Like Flower from Bambi.”

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