While on her whirlwind trip to New York City this week, Meghan Markle was spotted out with her friend Markus Anderson. After her baby shower yesterday, the Duchess reportedly went out to dinner with him, Serena Williams, and Jessica Mulroney at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant The Polo Bar. Unsure of who Anderson is? He and Meghan have been close for years. Here’s everything you need to know to catch you up to speed on their relationship.
He works for Soho House.
Anderson is a consultant for Soho House, a members-only club with locations all over the world from New York and London to Toronto, Istanbul, and Mumbai.
“When the Soho House decides to open in a new city, I’m one of the first people sent out to get to know the city, the creatives that live there, and determine who we want to involve in the House,” he said, describing his job in an interview with Coveteur.
He was born in Canada.
While his career has taken him all over the globe, Anderson was born in Canada, and apparently his upbringing has influenced his taste in beverages.
“Although I’m prone to drink almost anything, I’m partial to either champagne or beer,” he told the Coveteur. “I grew up in Ontario, after all.”
He and Meghan are very close.
Back when Meghan’s social media profiles were public, they revealed a timeline of their relationship. Not only have they taken vacations together, but she regularly sang his praises on her Instagram account.”What would I do without you, my loving, supportive, and endlessly fun friend??” she said about Anderson in a now-deleted post. “I know what….I would be bored, and life would be infinitely less interesting. I love you SO much. Happiest of days for you now and always. Love you xx”
Anderson is reportedly responsible for Meghan and Harry’s royal romance.
While some rumors point to designer Misha Nonoo as the matchmaker (Markle’s close friend, Nonoo was, until recently, married to Alexander Gilkes, a friend of Princes William and Harry), it has also been reported that Anderson, who apparently knows the Prince socially, set the pair up in May of 2016.
“He asked Markus if he could set up, not a date, but an opportunity for them to meet and that happened in one of the private rooms of Soho House,” Nicholls alleges.
“There were about seven or eight of them altogether and it was a perfect opportunity for Harry and Meghan to come together in a really informal environment and actually talk.”
Apparently, the rest is history.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hardly his only famous friends.
While Anderson has been called Markle’s “best friend,” he is known to associate with the likes of designers like Nonoo, Christopher Kane, and the late Alexander McQueen, model Alexa Chung, and actor Jamie Dornan.
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