Who is Misha Nonoo? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s matchmaker and fashion designer

PRINCE Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle is a modern-day fairy tale – all thanks to their fashion designer pal.

But who is the woman responsible for their engagement? This is everything you need to know about Misha Nonoo…

Who is Misha Nonoo?

Misha is an American-based fashion designer, who has a fashion line under her own name.

She was born in Bahrain, raised in London and educated in Paris.

She's a champion of ready-to-wear fashion shows, and her clothes are designed to be elegant, versatile and never go out of fashion.

Emma Watson and Cate Blanchett are both fans of her line.

In 2013, Misha was named on Forbes' exclusive 30 under 30 list.

She became the first fashion designer to debut a runway collection on Instagram in 2015, and exclusively shared her Fall line on Snapchat the following year.

Who was Misha Nonoo married to?

Misha married British socialite Alexander Gilkes, the co-founder of New York based online auction house Paddle8, in Venice in 2012.

Alexander knows Prince Harry from his Eton days, and is good friends with his cousin Princess Eugenie – who was, for a short while, employed by Paddle8.

The couple were guests at Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, while Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, as well as James Middleton, all attended their big day.

Alexander's younger brother Charlie also dated Pippa Middleton for several years.

The couple, who met in London in 2003, were reported to have split in October 2016.

How did Misha Nonoo introduce Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

In their first joint interview on November 27, 2017 Meghan and Harry revealed they were set up by a female mutual friend.

Although they didn't name names, Misha seems to be the likely suspect.

She and Meghan are pals, and the Suits actress even wore Misha Nonoo's Easy 8 Husband Shirt, which costs £139, during her first public appearance with Harry – at the Invictus Games.

Speaking about their matchmaker, Harry said: "It was through her and then we met once and then twice back to back two dates in London, last July.

"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.

"We camped out with each other under the stars – she came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic."

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