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Prince Harry: Meghan thought Andrew was the Queen’s assistant when they met – Page Six

Meghan Markle certainly didn’t google the royal family before meeting them.

The Suits graduate knew so little about then-boyfriend Prince Harry’s extended family that she mistook Prince Andrew for Queen Elizabeth II’s assistant, according to the Duke of Sussex.

In his explosive “Spare” memoir, Harry, 38, writes that Markle, 41, was ill-prepared when she went to the Royal Lodge for her first meeting with his monarchical grandmother in October 2016.

“After a moment, Meg asked me something about the Queen’s assistant. I asked who she was talking about,” he recalls in the book, which goes on sale Tuesday.

“‘That man holding the purse. The man who walked her to the door. Wasn’t that your assistant? Who was it?’” Markle replied.

Harry then explained that the man in question was his uncle, informing his then-girlfriend: “‘That was her second son. Andrew.’”

Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton stand together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.Meghan Markle knew so little about Prince Harry’s family that she assumed Prince Andrew was Queen Elizabeth II’s assistant. WireImage

Andrew, 62, was once a familiar face within the royal family, although he’s kept a low profile in recent years.

The Duke of York – who shares daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – resigned from public duties in November 2019 over his controversial friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Queen Elizabeth II in conversation with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.Harry revealed that Markle was unprepared for her first meeting with the monarch. Getty Images

Markle, who married Harry in May 2018, previously compared meeting the late queen to a themed dinner at American chain Medieval Times.

“She had no idea what it was all about,” Harry explained in the couple’s 2022 Netflix docuseries. “So it was a bit of a shock to the system for her.”

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew stand together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.Harry joked that his wife-to-be didn’t google his family, WireImage

In his book, Harry also reflects on the moment his now-wife met his father, King Charles III, and stepmother, Queen Consort Camilla.

“Meg looked beautiful,” he writes, noting that he encouraged the former actress to wear her brunette hair down just like “da likes it.”

He also suggested that she would wear only “a little” makeup because his father “wouldn’t approve of women who wore a lot.”

Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth II stand together.Andrew, the Queen’s third child, stepped down from his duties in 2019. Getty Images

It seems the duo were much better prepared for this meeting than they were with the Queen, as they spent their evening with Charles, 74, and Camilla, 75, making small talk and chatting about their “fur babies”.

However, Harry and Markle’s relationship with the royal family quickly soured over the palace’s lack of support for the Duchess of Sussex while she faced extreme media scrutiny.

The couple eventually decided to step down from royal duties in January 2020. A little over a year later, they made their exit official.