When it comes to royal romances, you might like to imagine the pinnacle of love: moonlit walks along rose petal-strewn walkways, sweet nothings whispered into waiting ears, and gallant horse-drawn carriage rides across royal grounds.

But of course, princes and princesses are real people, too. As such, their relationships come with all the strange elements and mysteries that define every romance. Take Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, for instance. Their impending nuptials may seem like a fairy tale for the ages, but just like with all relationships, there’s some odd and quirky stuff behind the scenes you probably didn’t know about.

1. When Meghan met Harry, she was dating someone else: Yep, the American actress was lockin’ lips with Canadian chef Cory Vitiello! When asked if Harry came between him and Meghan, Cory didn’t comment. Give him a break! It must be hard to compete with an actual prince…