Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle makes effort to speak tagalog to a shocked Filipino fan

Image capture of video by Jenny Unday's Facebook post, Meghan Markle's Facebook post
  • A netizen shared her experience of greeting Prince Harry’s bride-to-be and “Suits” actress
  • She had a very brief encounter with Meghan Markle but was surprised when the latter said “salamat po”
  • The video has gone viral and Filipino netizens love it

A Filipina fan and her husband were shocked when Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle spoke to them in their native Filipino language during the celebrity couple’s walkabout in Edinburgh.

Netizen Jenny Ulay shared the video of her meeting with Meghan in the Scots capital.

In the video, Meghan is seen greeting her fans and when she faced the next one, Jenny was heard saying: “Hello miss Markle, we’re from the Philippines, it’s our wedding anniversary today… I’m so lucky, (having met you in person) thank you so much.”

“Oh amazing! Happy anniversary! That’s so sweet of you to come out here,” replied Meghan.

While they were shaking hands and giving thanks to each other, the Filipina was surprised when Meghan said “Salamat po.”

Meghan then proceeded to greet other fans, but Jenny told Kicker Daily that she and her husband Jerald kept rolling the video; giggling, controlling her “kilig”.  She still can’t believe what she heard and the fact that she shook hands and had a brief chat with the Hollywood star and a future princess of the British Royal Family.

The video was shared on Facebook by Jenny on Sunday, was re-shared by blogger Malcolm Conlan and has since gone viral and was viewed more than 90K times as of this article’s posting.

Filipino netizens, mostly Meghan Markle fans, speculate on the comments section how the princess-to-be learned some Filipino words. Some think that there could be a Pinoy who works for the Royal Family while others guess that Meghan knows some Tagalog; thanks to her upbringing in Los Angeles, California, where there’s a large Filipino population.

Daily Mail mentioned that Meghan Markle once wrote online: ‘”Growing up in LA, with its melting pot of vast and varied cultures, I was no stranger to the Filipino community. I can whip up a big pot of chicken adobo like it’s nobody’s business, and you’ll occasionally hear me toss out a ‘Salamat po’ conversationally.”


Wow, so impressed with soon to be Princess, Meghan Markle, fiancé of HRH Prince Harry, making the effort to speak in Tagalog, during their walkabout in Edinburgh. Thanks ever so much to Jenny Ulay and happy wedding anniversary to you and your husband, Jerald. Salamat for taking this video and allowing me to share it. ??????Of course, Prince William and Harry actually had a Filipina nanny too. I am very sure Meghan will make a wonderful contribution to the our Royal Family too. ???#MeghanMarkle#HRHPrinceHarry#MeghanSpeakingTagalog#JennyUlay

Posted by Malcolm S Conlan on Sunday, February 18, 2018

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