Meghan Markle’s present from Harry days before they revealed their relationship

Prince Harry bought Meghan Markle an adorable painting just days before they revealed their relationship, it has been revealed.

The Duke of Sussex, 32, is said to have spent thousands of pounds on the "very romantic gesture" at an exclusive art gallery.

Harry asked for the the acrylic, stencil and spray piece, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love by rising British artist Van Donna, to be split in half so that it could be shared between two people.

It depicts a boy and girl holding hands beside the words "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" in romantic red lettering.

"Harry is one of the regulars in the area and regularly goes into the shops and galleries with his bodyguard, kind of in stealth mode," an art collector told People .

"He was in the gallery for a little while and liked a few things, then settled on the Van Donna. He said he was looking for something for ‘an important person.’ It was literally just before anyone heard about Meghan — literally just days before it was announced he was going out with her."

Harry bought the painting in Walton Fine Arts gallery in Kensington, west London, in October 2016. His relationship with Meghan, 35, became public later that month.

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A Van Donna piece sold at auction that year for around ($5,000) £3,800 and the value of the artist’s work has increased since.

The art collector added: "At the time nobody knew about Meghan Markle, but if it was for her then it’s a very romantic gesture.

"It’s a bit like a charm bracelet — where you give half of it to someone you’re involved with and keep the other half yourself. We should all learn something from it, I think."

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