As if we weren’t already jealous enough of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s picture perfect fairytale, this royal love story just got a helluva lot better.
Boyfriends/husbands/anyone who wants to buy me a gift, take note:
According to People, Harry once spent thousands on an original piece of artwork called ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’ for “an important person” back in October 2016.
If you haven’t already done your detective work, this happened to be days before his relationship with Meghan went public.
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Harry hasn’t confirmed whether the painting, by British artist Van Donna, was definitely a gift for the Duchess Of Sussex, but he did ask that the piece be split in half, so that it could be shared with someone else. So, that’s probably the most romantic thing ever?!
The painting is a diptych — a canvas made up of two parts but forming one piece of art — and shows a couple holding hands on one side, with the words ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’ on the other. We wonder which side he would have given to her!
A local art collector told People: “He was in the gallery for a little while and liked a few things, then settled on the Van Donna. He said he was looking for something for ‘an important person.’ It was literally just before anyone heard about Meghan — literally just days before it was announced he was going out with her.”
Van Donna tweeted last year that Harry had bought one of her pieces, so we’re going to go ahead and just keep imagining where those paintings are hanging in their royal abode.
OMG! So excited that Harry has acquired my paintings for his collection! Yay!!! 😍😍
— Van Donna (@vandonnart) July 7, 2017
This article was originally posted on Cosmopolitan UK
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