Louise McSharry has revealed what it was really like to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The RTÉ 2fm presenter played a set made up of Irish contemporary music at the British Ambassador’s garden party on Tuesday – and she got the chance to meet the guests of honour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Louise was introduced to the royal couple as they were about to leave, and she couldn’t get over how genuine they were – especially Meghan.
She told RTÉ Entertainment, “I didn’t expect her to seem false, but there was no falseness about them, I didn’t get that vibe at all.”
“They really seemed to be in tune with whoever it was that they were speaking to, seemed genuinely interested, which I just think is impressive because, the amount of people they must have met yesterday. I wouldn’t have been in any way offended if by the time they got to me they didn’t care!”
The presenter was eager to speak to Meghan about her feminism, but joked that her “number one priority” was that she didn’t want to make a fool out of herself.
She said, “I wanted to say something about Meghan’s feminism because I think it’s so huge to have someone who is openly feminist and who has worked for women’s equality in that kind of position, and also I’m a huge admirer of the work Harry’s done of late around mental health.”
“Obviously they get briefed on who they’re going to meet over the course of the night, but when I was introduced to Meghan she straight away said, ‘I read about your work and the way you encourage women to use their voices, I think that’s really great,’ so I kind of lost it, ” she said. “I wasn’t expecting her to.”
On Meghan and Harry as a couple, Louise confirmed, “They seem really happy. You do get that vibe from them that it’s the real deal.”
There was a host of familiar faces at the garden party on Tuesday evening, including Brian O’Driscoll, Amy Huberman, Caitriona Balfe, Moe Dunford, Barry Keoghan, Lucy Kennedy, Aisling Bea, and many more.
Louise said, “I think everybody was really excited, it was a really cool mix of people, some faces you’d recognise and others you might not but whose work you might be aware of, people who do a lot in social enterprise.
“There was just a really good buzz, people were just really excited.”
See what Meghan and Harry got up to during their trip to Ireland HERE.