The INSIDER Summary:
- Prince Harry bought a piece of art and asked if it could be split in two for him and an “important person.”
- Obviously, we’re assuming that person is Meghan Markle.
- It’s a sweet gesture even non-royals can learn from.
When you’re a commoner, you might borrow your partner’s sweater to feel close to them. But when you’re a royal, you buy expensive artwork and split it in two for you and a loved one.
People magazine recently confirmed that Prince Harry purchased a sentimental piece of artwork from British artist Van Donna called “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love” for an “important person,” which obviously, we’re assuming is his current girlfriend and “Suits” actress Meghan Markle.
But he didn’t just purchase it for Markle. Harry reportedly also asked if the piece could be split in half for two people, according to People. That leads us to believe (or hope) that one piece hangs in his royal pad while the other is in Markle’s home.
It’s not clear how much the prince dropped on the romantic present, which features two canvases (one with two children holding hands and the other with the name of the piece on it), but People reported that a painting by Donna went for $5,000 in 2016, and that her stock has only risen since that purchase.
Harry reportedly purchased the work in October 2016, just shortly before he went public with his relationship with the American actress and philanthropist. But the artist just recently tweeted about the purchase, understandably freaking out.
An unnamed local art collector told People that they give Harry props for the sweet and innovative gesture and we have to agree.
“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,” they told People. “We should all learn something from it, I think.”
And while we all may not all be able to afford a gesture worth thousands of dollars, we can still take a less-pricey page out of Harry’s book.