Could you date Harry Styles?
Fox's high-profile dating reality show 'I Wanna Marry Harry' premiered in the US on Tuesday night. The show has fooled 12 beautiful American. May 19, A year ago, Matt Hicks was just a normal guy living with friends in Exeter, U.K., working as an environmental consultant and playing hockey in. May 3, On the upcoming Ryan Seacrest and Zig Zag Prods. co-produced Fox reality dating show “I Wanna Marry 'Harry,'” the Brit sets out to convince.
So it's - we made it work. How did you first meet? Ah yes, we first met - we were introduced actually by a mutual friend, who - we will We should protect her privacy and not reveal too much of that. We'll protect her privacy yeah. And - but it was - it was literally - it was through her and then we met once and then twice back to back two dates in London, last July. The beginning of July.
And then it was I think about three, maybe four weeks later that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. And we - we camped out with each other under the stars, we spent - she came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.
So then we were really by ourselves. Which I think, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other. But the friend who introduced you, was she trying to set you up? Yes, it was definitely a set up. I said, "Well is he nice? We should meet again. And, the gap happened to be in the perfect place.
How much did you Prince Harry know about Meghan? Had you seen her on TV? And I was beautifully surprised when I, when I walked into that room and saw her.
As opposed to having grown up around different news stories, or tabloids, or whatever else. Anything I learned about him and his family was what he would share with me. So for both of us, it was just a really authentic and organic way to get to know each other.
Well, thinking they know. And you know, sharing a, sharing a tent together and all that kind of stuff. It was, it was fantastic.
It was absolutely amazing to get to know her, as quickly as I did. It was just a choice. I think that very early on, when we realized we were going to commit to each other, that we knew we had to invest in the time and the energy and whatever it took to make that happen. With the filming schedule, laughs it was not the easiest, because it of course included a lot of travel.
Back and forth, but.
Coming over here four days or a week, and then going back and then straight into filming the next day. Right off the plane and straight to set. Just coming back into it again. And just trying to, just trying to stay as close as possible. But, you know, on two different time zones. And five hours apart does have its challenges. How much of a sense did you have, Meghan, of the enormity of what you were getting into?
What it might mean for your life? I think I can very safely say as naive as it sounds now, having gone through this learning curve in the past year and a half I did not have any understanding of just what it would be like. I don't think either of us did that we both said that even though we knew that it would be. No, I tried to I tried I tried to warn try to warn you as much as possible but I think both of us were totally surprised by the reaction after the first five six months where we had to ourselves of what actually happened from then.
So I think you can you can have as many conversations as you want and try and prepare as much as possible. But we were we were totally unprepared for what happened after that. I mean I think also because there was a misconception that because I have worked in the entertainment industry that this would be something I would be familiar with. But even though I've been on my show for I guess six years at that point and working before that I've never been part of tabloid culture.
I've never been in pop culture to that degree and and lived relatively quiet life even though I focused so much on my job. So that was a really stark difference out of the gate. But, and I think we were just hit so hard at the beginning with a lot of mistruths that I made the choice to not read anything, positive or negative. It just didn't make sense and instead we focused all of our energies just on nurturing our relationship. And some of that scrutiny and you ended up making a very public statement about it, some of that scrutiny was centered around your ethnicity, Meghan.
When you realized that, what did you think? Of course, it's disheartening. You know it's it's a shame that that is the climate in this world to focus that much on that or that that would be discriminatory in that sense but I think you know at the end of the day I'm really just proud of who I am and where I come from, and we have never put any focus on that.
We've just focused on who we are as a couple.
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And so when you take all those extra layers away and all of that noise, I think it makes it really easy to just enjoy being together and tune all the rest of that out. But now that it is all official Prince Harry, do you have that sense that the combination of the two of you, you're different backgrounds, that you together represent something new for the royal family.
For me, it's an added member of the family.
So you know, the fact that I fell, the fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was a sort of confirmation to me that everything, all the stars were aligned. Everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of that -- she tripped and fell into my life; I fell into her life. Meghan Markle laughs The fact that she, I know that the fact that she'll be really unbelievably good at the job part of it as well is almost is a huge relief to me because she'll be able to deal with everything else that comes with it.
But, no, we're a fantastic team. We know we are. And, we hope to over time try and have as much impact for all the things that we care about as much as possible. I am very excited about that, yeah. And Meghan, given your acting and the profile you had, you'd already been involved in various courses.
What about this new role, I mean, you're going to have a bigger platform, a bigger voice. What do you want to do with it? I think what's been really exciting as we talk about the transition of this out of my career but into the role is that as you said the causes that have been very important to me, I can focus even more energy on. Because very early out of the gate I think you realize once you have access or a voice that people are willing to listen to with that comes a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously.
And at the same time I think in these beginning few months and now being boots on the ground in the U. I'm excited to just really get to know more about the different communities here, smaller organizations we're working on the same causes that I've always been passionate about under this umbrella. And and also being able to go around the commonwealth I think is just just the beginning of that. And it's an immense change: A husband obviously, but also giving up your career.
Yes, but I don't see it as giving anything up, I just see it as a change.
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It's a new challenge. And also keep in mind I been working on my show for seven years. So we're very very fortunate to be able to have that sort of longevity on a series and for me, once we hit the episode marker I thought you know what I have I have ticked this box and I feel really proud of the work I've done there and now it's time to, as you said work work as a team with you.
But do you have that sense of responsibility Prince Harry, for what you thought you were asking Meghan to do? That sense of responsibility was was essentially from day one or maybe a couple of months in, when I sort of realized actually, this is you know, I feel I know that I'm in love with this girl.
And I hope that she is in love with me. We still have to sit down and I still, you know, I still have to have some pretty frank conversations with her to say you know what you're letting yourself in for it is it is it's a big it's a big deal and it's you know it's not it's not it's not easy for anybody.
But I know that at the end of the day, she chooses me and I choose her.
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And therefore you know whatever whatever we have to tackle together or individually, will always be us together as a team. So I think, I think she's capable. So nicely said, isn't it? She's capable of she's capable of anything. At the moment for us, it's going to be making sure that our relationship is always put first, but both of us have passions for wanting to make change, change for good. And it was really one of the first things we connected on, it was one of the first things we started talking about when we met was just the different things that we wanted to do in the world and how passionate we were about seeing change.
I think that was, that's what got date two laughsin the books probably. Plenty to talk about. Not, not currently no. You know, I hate that kind of remark. It sounds like a compliment, but really it's an insult. OK, you're still as hard as nails. I just didn't want to sleep with you, and you had to write it off as a character flaw instead of dealing with the possibility that it might have something to do with you. What's the statute of limitations on apologies?
I can just get it in under the wire. Harry, would you like to have dinner with me sometime? You know, you may be the first attractive woman I've not wanted to sleep with in my entire life. I don't understand this relationship. What do you mean? You enjoy being with her? You find her attractive? And you're not sleeping with her. You're afraid to let yourself be happy. Why can't you give me credit for this?
This is a big thing for me. I never had a relationship with a woman that didn't involve sex. I feel like I'm growing. I can say anything to her. Are you saying you can say things to her you can't say to me? Nah, it's just different. It's a whole new perspective. I get the woman's point of view on things.
She tells me about the men she goes out with and I can talk to her about the women that I see. You tell her about other women. Like the other night. I made love to this woman, and it was so incredible, I took her to a place that wasn't human, she actually meowed. You made a woman meow? That's the point, I can say these things to her.
And the great thing is, I don't have to lie because I'm not always thinking about how to get her into bed. I can just be myself. And Ingrid Bergman is low maintenance? Which one am I? You're the worst kind; you're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance. I don't see that. You don't see that? Waiter, I'll begin with a house salad, but I don't want the regular dressing. I'll have the balsamic vinegar and oil, but on the side.
And then the salmon with the mustard sauce, but I want the mustard sauce on the side. Well, I just want it the way I want it. I know; high maintenance. You know, I am so glad I never got involved with you. I just would have ended up being some woman you had to get up out of bed and leave at three o'clock in the morning and go clean your andirons. And you don't even have a fireplace.
Why are you getting so upset about this? You are a human affront to all women. And I am a woman. I think they have an OK time. What do you mean how do I know? And how do you know that they really What are you saying, that they fake orgasm?
Most women at one time or another have faked it. Well they haven't faked it with me. Oh, right, that's right, I forgot, you're a man. What is that supposed to mean? It's just that all men are sure it never happened to them and that most women at one time or another have done it so you do the math. You don't think that I could tell the difference? Afterwards, she returns to eating her dessert] Older Woman Customer: I don't have to take this crap from you.
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What the hell does that have to do with anything? That will prove I'm over Joe? Because I fuck somebody? Harry, you're gonna have to move back to New Jersey because you've slept with everybody in New York and I don't see that turning Helen into a faint memory for you. Besides, I will make love to somebody when it is making love. Not the way you do it like you're out for revenge or something.
Are you finished now? Can I say something? It's like a big dead end! And it's not the same for men -- Charlie Chaplin had kids in his 70's! Yeah, but he was too old to pick them up. Why can't we get past this?
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I mean, are we gonna carry this thing around forever? It happened three weeks ago. You know how a year to a person is like seven years to a dog? Is one of us supposed to be a dog in this scenario?
Who is the dog? I am the dog?