“She’s a diehard romantic. She loves romance,” a good friend of Markel’s tells PEOPLE.
The prince, 32, and the Suits star, 35, who have been dating seriously for about two months, share the same fairy-tale approach to love.
“Harry is quite romantic,” royals author Ingrid Seward says. “He is the sort of man who will send flowers. He really does wear his heart on his sleeve.”
And Harry can expect some romantic meals in his future as well, as Markle loves to cook, according to the source.
“She’s very passionate about food and cooking and restaurants — she’s a secret foodie,” the source says.
Markle has shared several delicious recipes on her lifestyle site, The Tig.
In addition to yummy food shots, Markle proudly shares photos of her other “loves” on Instagram — her beloved rescue pups.
“She loves rescue dogs,” the source says. “She has a big heart.”
- With reporting by Liz McNeil