Prince Harry didn’t need fireworks or roses to propose to his fiancee Meghan Markle. In fact, they were roasting a chicken on a “cozy night” in Nottingham Cottage when the low-key royal popped the question.
“It was just an amazing surprise,” Markle said during their BBC interview. “It was so sweet and natural and very romantic; he got on one knee.”
The story caused some to speculate whether the actress served up Glamour‘s infamous “engagement chicken,” a recipe purportedly so good it inspires men to propose instantly. But sexist tropes aside, the couple likely chose another beloved dish when the big moment went down.
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In fact, Markle told Good Housekeeping that not only is there “nothing as delicious (or as impressive) as a perfectly roasted chicken,” but she also has go-to method.
He’s more than a friend now, but Prince Harry must be a fan of Barefoot Contessa’s “perfect” recipe too. With ingredients like lemon, thyme, and garlic, the traditional dinner is a surefire winner — and potentially a recipe for romance.
“I always knew roast chicken had magic powers!!” Garten tweeted at the couple this morning. “I’m so happy for both of you!”
The best part of the whole story, however, is that Prince Harry and Markle made it together. Now that’s how you get engaged.