This is so exciting!

 

The world can’t stop talking about Prince Harry’s ‘new girlfriend’ Meghan Markle. The American actress has been thrust into the spotlight after it emerged that she has been secretly dating the prince since the summer. 

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Although the young couple may have kept their blossoming romance a secret from the public and the press, it seems that the royal family have been kept very much in the loop. So much so, that Meghan has even struck up a friendship with Prince Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie.

The Sunday Express reported that the 35-year-old US TV series Suits star joined Harry, Eugenie and her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in Toronto to party over Halloween. 

An insider told the newspaper, “They have all become great friends. ‘Eugenie loves Meghan to bits and believes she is perfect for Harry. They are thick as thieves and may even all go on holiday together soon.”

It is also reported that Meghan hopes to spend time with Kate and Prince William on her next visit to the UK. 

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The American beauty reportedly plans to come to the UK when she finishes filming Suits at the end if this month. This will also allow her to spend time with Harry before the prince flies to the Caribbean for a royal visit.

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The rumours about Meghan and Prince Harry went into overdrive last month when she shared this snap:

#TBT to my solo trip to @sfhmembers #treatyourself #UK #sohohouse #farmhouse

A photo posted by Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) on

This picture of a weekend for one may seem innocent enough at first glance. But a closer look reveals a surprising link to the 32-year-old royal.

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If you missed it the first time Meghan is sporting a bracelet with the exact design modelled by Harry in March.

And as if this wasn’t enough, Meghan’s country retreat also happens to be at the same hotel favoured by the prince. Harry is said to be a regular at Soho Farmhouse. He reportedly had so much fun one weekend that he persuaded their on-site pub to stay open until 4 am!

But the prince and the glamorous brunette share much more in common than their taste in jewellery and weekend getaways.

Meghan is a global ambassador for World Vision Canada who has travelled to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign. She has also worked for United Nations Women as part of the HeforShe gender equality movement.

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Prince Harry has championed a number of charity causes. In 2005 he jointly founded Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, southern Africa. Harry is also the Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation. The foundation uses sport to aide the recovery of wounded veterans.

In fact, Meghan and Harry met in Toronto this summer as Harry promoted the Invictus Games.

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A source close to Prince Harry told the The Express that he is ‘besotted’ with the Toronto-based actress. They said:

“He’s happier than he’s been for many years.

“He’s in a very relaxed period of his life and Meghan has come along at the right time.

“They are taking each week as it comes and just enjoying each other’s company but it’s fair to say that they love seeing each other and there’s a definite chemistry between them.”

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Meghan has also apparently received the seal of approval from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who she is said to have met during a stay at Kensington Palace.

“William and Kate really liked her and she fitted in straight away,” the source added.

“Meghan is a very confident and intelligent woman and she’s not overawed mixing with royalty.”

And according to reports Harry has also followed the actress’s Instagram account via a top secret account using a pseudonym. And the divorcee – who split from ex-husband Trevor Engelson in 2013 – is said to have followed him back.

When questioned about the alleged new couple, Kensington Palace declined to comment on the “private matter”. Oooh, this tactic statement could raise more questions than answers.

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