Meghan Markle Was Holidaying With This 'Harry Potter' Actor Long Before Dating Prince Harry

A photograph of the Duchess of Sussex and actor Eddie Redmayne has surfaced online from when they went on holiday together in 2015.

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Think of Meghan Markle now and you'll immediately begin associating the former Suits star with news about the , her role as , the , and the in May.

However, long before she began dating her now husband, Prince Harry, in the summer of 2016, the duchess was hanging out with another member of British 'royalty'.

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In 2015, Markle visited Istanbul in Turkey for the opening of Soho House, a favourite of hers (she was rumoured to have spent her in April and had her , London) given her close friendship with a consultant of the private members' club, Markus Anderson.

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During her holiday, she was photographed with a famous British actor with close connections to the royal family.

A picture taken by photographer Jason Bailey captured Markle with Harry Potter star and Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, at Istanbul Soho House.

Okay, so Eddie may not technically belong to royalty, but anyone who stars in a Potter film deserves a crown in our eyes.

In the snap, the pair were dressed in casual attire - jeans and T-shirts - with Meghan opting for a leather jacket as she hugged the town men.

At the time, the pictured was posted to Twitter with the caption: 'Night in, watching movies and remember fun times with this crew.'

Despite neither Eddie and Meghan currently having social media accounts, the duchess' previous Twitter account was tagged in the post.

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While it's unknown whether Meghan and Eddie remain friends, the pair had the opportunity to catch up in September when they .

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Markle's friendship with Redmayne will no doubt go down well with Prince Harry, who is rumoured to be a huge Harry Potter fan.

In 2013, the 34-year-old took a trip to the Warner Bros. Studios with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, where Prince William teased his younger brother for his love of the series, saying:

'I'm over the moon just to have seen the real Batmobile and Batpod. On the other hand, Harry's just excited to see a real life talking owl... I haven't told him yet that Harry Potter is fictional, so please keep the secret for a little longer.'
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The actor, who stars in the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is quite experienced when it comes to hanging out with royals.

After all, Eddie has been friends with Prince William for years since the pair both attended Eton College together and played on the same rugby team.

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While the father-of-two admits to having lost touch over the yers, the pair have been spotted catching up at several polo events in recent years.

In 2016, the London-born actor received an OBE in 2016 for his Services to Drama.

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