Monday 1 May 2017

This is why Prince Harry bringing Meghan Markle as his wedding date is more important than you think

Prince Harry, left, Meghan Markle, right
Prince Harry, left, Meghan Markle, right
Prince Harry's girlfriend Megan Markle
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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Bringing your new partner to your best friend's wedding is a big deal for any couple - but when you're a royal, it makes international news.

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance continues to move apace, pictures of the loved-up couple packing on the PDA at Tom 'Skippy' Inskip and Laura Hughes Young's Jamaica nuptials have added further fuel to the rumours that there's an impending proposal.

And for once, it looks like the rumours might be true, based alone on the fact that it's the first time Harry has even attended the same wedding as a girlfriend.

Despite being in a relationship with Chelsy Davy for six years and Cressida Bonas for two, only Chelsy ever made it to the same wedding as Harry and she was one of 1,900 guests.

The South African lawyer was invited to Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2011 wedding, but even then the couple had split a year earlier.

But as Harry celebrated at his close friend's exclusive ceremony in the Caribbean on Friday, he not only brought Meghan as his date in an unprecedented move, but they were pictured leaving the venue holding hands.

It's the latest indication that the pair are in it for the long haul, with the 32-year-old royal also breaking protocol by releasing a statement last November condemning the media's treatment of the actress - the last time Kensington Palace issued such a statement was in reference to Middleton, who later married William and became the Duchess of Cambridge.

The pair didn't hold back their affection for one another during the celebrations and he even danced for his new love.

Prince Harry's girlfriend Megan Markle
Prince Harry's girlfriend Megan Markle

"As music started to play, Harry busted out with some dance moves and Meghan looked on adoringly at him. He wasn’t shy at all about dancing and just stood next to the table snapping his fingers and dancing for her," an insider told Us Weekly.

Markle (35) is a successful actress and stars on US legal drama Suits, but is reportedly willing to put her career aside in the pursuit of true love.

She is said to be "head over heels" for her new beau and is willing to drop her schedule in order to make it work.

"It’s been an absolute fairy tale for Meghan," a source told People in December.

"If she had to leave all that she’s doing in order for the relationship to work, she would without hesitation. It’s a very serious relationship and she wants a future with Harry."

Even Harry's grandmother, Britain's Queen Elizabeth is to said to approve of the new romance, while Prince Charles was also charmed by her.

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