One phone call reportedly changed everything for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines in January 2020 as they stepped down from their roles as "senior" members of the royal family.

They went on to lose their HRH titles and Sussex Royal brand, and have since relocated across the pond to Los Angeles, California, where they have welcomed their second child, Lilibet.

It was their biography, Finding Freedom, that got the world talking recently however, as Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's words resurfaced, involving a particular turning point in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship, a phone call.

According to Finding Freedom, the phone call that changed everything for the Sussex couple was back when they were secretly dating in Canada, when royal aides called to inform them that their secret relationship had been leaked.

"One night late in October in Toronto, Harry was happy, and so was Meghan," reads a section of Finding Freedom, via The Times. "Until they received a call from one of Harry's aides at Kensington Palace. It wasn't good news. A tabloid was going to run with the story of their relationship. Their main worry was that her place would be besieged by photographers within 24 hours.

"They had little time to think, because there were only a couple of paparazzi in Toronto but it wouldn't be long before photographers flew in from New York and LA, all hoping to get that first picture of the happy couple."

Of course, Meghan went on to become a paparazzi favourite overnight and the royal couple has struggled constantly to preserve their privacy.

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