Saturday 10 December 2016

'She's a keeper': Kate Middleton 'thrilled' with Prince Harry's new girlfriend Meghan Markle

Published 15/11/2016 | 13:18

Kate Middleton, left, and Meghan Markle, right
Kate Middleton, left, and Meghan Markle, right
Meghan Markle attends the premiere of USA Network's "Suits" Season 5. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle arrives at the Marchesa runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The New York Public Library on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
Actress Meghan Markle attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Actress Meghan Markle attends ELLE's 6th Annual Women In Television Dinner at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ELLE)
Meghan Markle attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle in the royal box at Wimbledon 2016
Meghan Markle attends the Misha Nonoo fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 the at Center 548 on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive to attend the launch of Heads Together Campaign at Olympic Park on May 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London
(L to R) Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton in 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive at County Hall on the Southbank in London, as they mark World Mental Health Day.
Girlfriend Meghan Markle has spent the week with him at Kensington Palace. Photo: Reuters

Kate Middleton is reportedly "thrilled" brother-in-law Prince Harry has found love with Meghan Markle.

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The Duchess of Cambridge (35), who married Prince William in 2011, is said to be happy about Harry's love life and finally met her during the actress' trip to London.

Markle, who stars on US legal drama Suits, was pictured in the UK last week and making her way to Kensington Palace, where she was staying with her boyfriend of several months.

"Kate is thrilled that Harry has finally found a girlfriend who looks like being a keeper," a source told Woman's Day magazine.

Girlfriend Meghan Markle has spent the week with him at Kensington Palace. Photo: Reuters
Girlfriend Meghan Markle has spent the week with him at Kensington Palace. Photo: Reuters

"She only wants the very best for her lovely brother-in-law - and Meghan looks like she fits the bill."

Harry's relationship with Markle is breaking the mould when it comes to royal girlfriends as there is no official support from the family's legal or media team until you marry in, but Kate has been doing "all she can to support" Meghan as she adjusts to life in the royal fishbowl.

It's worth noting that the British royal family have only ever issued statements pleading for privacy with girlfriends on two occasions - the late Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, both of whom married into the family.

And Harry's much-lauded statement slamming the "sexist and racist undertones" of stories regarding his new relationship is being seen as a sign that things are serious between them.

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony
Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony

He previously dated Chelsy Davy for five years and Cressida Bonas for two, before splitting in 2014.

Royal expert Marcia Moody told heat magazine that the 32-year-old royal is extremely private and will avoid making any public appearances with his other half as long as he can.

"At the moment, the wining and dining will be behind closed doors as they get to know each other. Harry doesn't have regulary date spots as it could be a security risk," she said.

Meghan Markle arrives at the Marchesa runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The New York Public Library on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle arrives at the Marchesa runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The New York Public Library on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

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