If you ever wondered who the genius was who set up Prince Harry and his now-fiancé Meghan Markle, we finally have the answer.  

A Daughter of a British Baron, a close friend of Prince Charles, who met Markle through working in PR at Ralph Lauren, was the royal matchmaker.

Her name is Violet von Westenholz, and she's one of Harry's closest childhood friends. 

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"Meghan had been a part of the London social scene for a while and had slotted into the high society set really easily. And so when Harry told Violet he was having trouble finding someone, Violet said she might just have the perfect girl for him," a source told E! News.

"It was definitely a set-up," Markle recalled in their BBC interview. "It was a blind date. I didn't know much about him and so the only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, I said 'Was he nice?'"

Meanwhile, Prince Harry recounted their first meeting as: "We were introduced actually by a mutual friend… it was literally…. through her and then we met once and then twice back-to-back two dates in London, last July. We'll protect her privacy yeah. 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."

Markle agreed to keep Violet's privacy, adding: "We should protect her privacy and not reveal too much of that."

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Interestingly, Violet von Westenholz was first revealed as a possible matchmaker way back in November, just days after the couple were engaged. 

"I might leave that for other people to say [who it is]," she said, according to Metro UK. "It’s a great story and I am sure they are going to be very happy together. I am just happy they are really happy. They are great together."

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