Friday 24 November 2017

Meghan Markle 'totally charmed' the British royal family - including Queen Elizabeth

Meghan Markle is dating Prince Harry. Picture: Splash News
Meghan Markle is dating Prince Harry. Picture: Splash News
Inner circle: Meghan Markle has been introduced to Prince Harry’s closest pals
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and Prince William attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Tallis/Pool
Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kirsty Wrigglesworth/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Prince George, fourth left, stands with other flower boys and girls after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church onMay 20, 2017 in Englefield, England.Middleton, the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge married hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte was in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Simmonds - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews kiss after their wedding at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England
Pippa Middleton
The happy couple: Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews
Prince Harry chats to Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England.
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and Prince William attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Tallis/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton attend the opening of the Global Academy, a state school funded by a broadcasting group to train young people for careers in the media industry, in Hayes, near London, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Get your hats ready, rumours of a royal wedding are gathering major traction.

Since the early days of their one-year romance, there have been weekly reports about the pace at which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship is moving and it didn't take long before whispers of an engagement began circulating.

And while it's clear things are heating up between the two, her recent trip to London has reportedly all but cemented a royal proposal.

The Suits actress (35) is currently residing with Harry in Kensington Palace during a hiatus from filming her show in Toronto and has been busy dazzling her boyfriend's inner circle.

Britain's Prince Harry (R) and Prince William attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Tallis/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and Prince William attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Tallis/Pool

After "totalling charming" Prince William, Kate Middleton - and more importantly Princess Charlotte and Prince George - she is said to have met with Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle before attending Pippa Middleton's wedding last weekend, according to heat magazine.

"He's completely in love and wants to include Meghan in his life as much as possible," the source said.

Markle avoided a big entrance with her beau to the church on Saturday, instead choosing a more low-key entrance at the afters knowing a picture of the pair hand-in-hand would overshadow the bride and groom and despite her high profile career, in recent months she has adopted a more royal approach to the media.

She is often pictured on her way to and from yoga classes near her Toronto apartment and a handful of times in London, always wearing sunglasses, leggings and runners and she doesn't court the paparazzi. Further adding fuel to the engagement fire, she closed down her lifestyle blog The Tig and ended her contract as a brand ambassador with a leather company, suggesting she's tying up loose ends before a more permanent move across the UK - likely with the promise of a ring and a crown.

Inner circle: Meghan Markle has been introduced to Prince Harry’s closest pals
Inner circle: Meghan Markle has been introduced to Prince Harry’s closest pals

Not to mention that Westminster Abbey released a statement clarifying she is eligible to wed Prince Harry there, despite the fact that she is divorced (she was previously married to  Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013).

"The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England," a spokesperson told the Daily Express.

His grandmother, Britain's longest reining monarch, is said to have approved of the budding romance early on and royal insiders expect him to pop the question by July.

Talk of the couple getting hitched comes just after Harry and Meghan were snapped sharing a kiss at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park in Ascot earlier this month. "She was absolutely lovely and was chatting with everyone at the polo", the insider added.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Simmonds - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Simmonds - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

"She gets British humour and was laughing at everyone's jokes. She was saying that she loves horses, but doesn't ride so would like Harry to teach her."

Many people drew comparisons between other royal relationships which were confirmed at a similar event, including brother William and sister-in-law Kate's, and mother and father Charles and Diana's courtship.

Meanwhile, Meghan's friend Priyanka Chopra said she thinks the actress actress and prince "look great together".

As for reports of a wedding, she told Wendy Williams: "High profile relationships are so stressful anyway. As a friend I wouldn't like to add on that at all."

Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cheer on runners after they signaled the start of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cheer on runners after they signaled the start of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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