Prince Harry's new girlfriend, Meghan Markle, was quizzed on her British knowledge on UKTV earlier this year, months before news broke of her relationship with the royal prince.
While promoting her TV drama Suits in the U.K. in June, the 35-year-old American actress tested her "Britishness" with a series of questions about common English phrases, historical facts and more.
"In Cockney rhyming slang, what does 'apples and pears' mean?" Markle read aloud off a question card before quipping, "I feel like I'm being taken down a rabbit hole here! … I really have no appropriate answer for that."
After finding out the answer was "stairs," the brunette beauty exclaimed, "Oh! Stairs, apples and pears. I'll say that today."
Next, Markle was asked to identify the national animals of England, Scotland and Wales, but was stumped on the answers for all three countries. "Am I supposed to know that?" she asked. The correct responses were a lion, unicorn and dragon, respectively. "Are these real right now? Lions and unicorns and dragons, oh my!" she joked.
Finally, the Fringe actress was asked to translate six common American words to British slang — chips, highway, sidewalk, trash can, pants and costumes — but she only got half correct.
"Crisps are chips," she said, reading the answers off the card. "Highway is the motorway … that I didn't know. Sidewalk is a path — that actually sounds really romantic. Take a little stroll down the path!" (Take notes, Harry!)
"Trash can is the bin, I got that one," Markle continued. "Pants are trousers — yes! And costumes mean fancy dresses, very appropriate for Suits."
At the end of the game, the Los Angeles native quipped, "I think I lost. I was the worst at this game."
As Us Weekly exclusively reported, Prince Harry, 32, started texting Markle regularly in June. "They had gotten on when they first met [in May] but it was just as friends," a source told Us. "They then developed romantic interests in each other and, before you knew it, they were texting every day."
Since then, the new couple have gone on several low-key dates, according to the insider, who revealed that Markle has even visited Harry's Kensington Palace residence.
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