A Hearts fan has told Prince Harry’s fiance that she ‘missed her chance’ after a light-hearted tweet to the newly-engaged Meghan Markle on Twitter.
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Ryan Moffat from Edinburgh joked that the Royal engagement was a ‘bitter pill to swallow’ after he had a glimmer of hope of a romantic interaction with the latest addition to the royal family back in 2013.
The 29-year-old sent her a Valentine’s day message over Twitter saying that he was watching US drama Suits and was thrilled to be spending his evening with the actress.
Amazingly, Meghan replied to the post wishing the finance worker a “Happy Valentines Day” and signing off with kisses and cuddles.
Delighted Ryan returned the good wishes but didn’t follow up his earlier tweet.
Until she announced her engagement that is.
The Hearts supporter tweeted Meghan on Monday telling her she had “missed her chance” following news of the US beauty’s engagement to Prince Harry.
Asked about his feelings after seeing Meghan have a ring put on her finger, Ryan said today: “It’s a bitter pill to swallow but you’ve got to take it on the chin.
“There’s no shame in losing out to a Prince. I wish her and Harry all the best, as for me I’ll just dust myself down and hopefully find my own Princess one day.”
He did admit that he would never give up the faint hope of rekindling his albeit brief connection with the 36-year-old.
“I was never expecting her to acknowledge me so I was buzzing when she replied.
“You never know, if things don’t work out with Harry then maybe, but I won’t hold my breath”, he added.
Ryan’s original tweet, sent in February 2013, said: “Looking forward to a bit of Suits tonight. Valentines Day with @meghanmarkle, what more could a guy want.”
Despite being sent more in hope than expectation, the swooning message did provoke a response.
Meghan said: “Happy Valentine’s Day xoxo”
A delighted Ryan then replied: “Happy Valentines Day to yourself. Xxx #mademyday”
Despite Meghan clearly having moved on Ryan decided to message her again upon hearing the devastating news.
He told her: “Heard you’re engaged now? Oh well, you had your chance hen”, with a waving emoji.
He later tweeted a friend acknowledging that it was perhaps him who had missed a chance.
The Prince of Wales announced on Monday morning that the couple were engaged after a 16-month long romance.
They will wed in May next year at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and thereafter will live together on the grounds of Kensington Palace.
In order to marry her Prince Charming, Meghan must be baptised and confirmed in the Church Of England.