Monday 19 August 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first public outing as they shop for a Christmas tree

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle attends P.S. Arts' The pARTy at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Prince Harry arrives for a visit to the Double Jab Boxing Club to support Sport for Social Development initiatives on June 6, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Amy Mulvaney

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their first public outing as they shopped for a Christmas tree.

The couple were spotted shopping for a Christmas tree in London on Monday, where they picked up a 6ft tree and mistletoe, according to staff.

Meghan (35) arrived in London on Sunday , and has been staying with the 32-year-old prince at his Nottingham Cottage home at Kensington Palace, according to reports.

The couple stopped at Pines and Needles in Battersea Park and settled on a tall Nordmann's fir, which Harry and Meghan packed into a car themselves.

Meghan Markle attends P.S. Arts' The pARTy at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle attends P.S. Arts' The pARTy at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Store employee Ollie Wilkinson told UsMagazine.com, "I gave them a bunch of mistletoe. He smelled one of the berries and said it 'smelled a bit weird' and Meghan said she liked it. Then they got into the car. They walked off holding hands with Harry holding the tree in one hand."

"It was fantastic having them in the store," company owner Sam Lyle added. "They picked out a lovely tree and were both very happy with their purchase. I'm sure they'll have a great time decorating."

Sources say that the trip was a last-minute affair as the actress wanted to escape the media being present.

"Harry and Meghan... really wanted to see each other," the insider said.

Prince Harry arrives for a visit to the Double Jab Boxing Club to support Sport for Social Development initiatives on June 6, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry arrives for a visit to the Double Jab Boxing Club to support Sport for Social Development initiatives on June 6, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

"Meghan had an overwhelming few days in Toronto - cameras wherever she went, feeling like she was being followed... This is all very surreal to her. She feels safe with Harry."

Prince Harry's relationship with the Suits star was made public in October, when it was revealed that they had been dating for several months.

Harry recently took a detour to visit Meghan in Toronto, Canada following his official two-week tour of the Caribbean earlier this month, and the couple are also reportedly planning a week-long vacation getaway at the end of the year.

Additional reporting by Cover Media.

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