Monday 16 July 2018

There's a strong possibility Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might already be engaged

Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle (left) during the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
Meghan Markle, girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry watches the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Closing Ceremony on day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada
Meghan Markle, girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry watches the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry and his girlfriend actress Meghan Markle watch the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch Wheelchair Tennis at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch Wheelchair Tennis at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada
Meghan Markle (R) is seen on day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Hold on to your hats because there's news that will blow the lid off our favourite new royal romance.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might already be "secretly engaged", but are holding off on pubilcising the news until later this year, according to Us Weekly. After a loved-up appearance at the Invictus Games last week, an engagement seems all but imminent, but insiders are now claiming that the 32-year-old royal may have already popped the question to the American actress.

"I think it's already happened but they're holding the news back until she has finished on Suits," a source told the mag. "I've never seen them happier. It's amazing."

After nearly two years of a handful of grainy pictures to go off, they made their public debut last month. Their arrival to watch wheelchair tennis last Monday in Toronto made news around the world as they bucked royal protocol holding hands and indulging in some PDA, and for Saturday night's closing ceremony, they were pictured cuddling in the VIP box, alongside Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.

Britain's Prince Harry and his girlfriend actress Meghan Markle watch the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry and his girlfriend actress Meghan Markle watch the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Much was made of their first public meeting, but Doria and Harry have known each other for over a year. The couple haven't wasted any time in meeting each other's families and most recently, Meghan is said to have finally been introduced to Harry's grandmother, Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

"Harry is incredibly protective about the people he cares about and Doria has really felt that. It's one of the things she admired about Harry the most when she was getting to know him," the insider added.

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 in May.

"He's completely in love and wants to include Meghan in his life as much as possible," a royal source told heat magazine.

Meghan Markle, girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry watches the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Meghan Markle, girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry watches the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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.

Not to mention Westminster Abbey's unprompted statement released earlier this year 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.

Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (R) arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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