No sign of new love Meg as Harry attends rugby clash
Published 13/11/2016 | 02:30
Britain's Prince Harry attended England's rugby clash against South Africa at Twickenham yesterday without his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.
It was widely speculated he would appear at the game with her in what would have been their first public appearance together.
But as Harry took to the Royal Box to watch the match, in which England beat the Springboks for the first time in 10 years, the dark-haired American could not be seen.
Harry recently confirmed they were an item and Markle is said to have been seen returning to Kensington Palace after a shopping trip.
The prince took his previous girlfriend Cressida Bonas to an England-Wales match in March 2014, sitting with her in the stands among other spectators, and was photographed a number of times with long-term love Chelsy Davy at Twickenham watching the national side.
His relationship with Meghan Markle, which began in the summer, was officially confirmed last Tuesday by his communications secretary, Jason Knauf.
A strongly worded statement released by the palace, which described the "wave of abuse and harassment'' she has experienced, said the prince was "worried about Ms Markle's safety'' and "deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her''.