Meghan Markle joins Prince Harry for first official royal event

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dating for over a year.

Meghan Markle officially has the Palace’s tick of approval.

The American actress has joined Prince Harry at the opening of the Invictus Games in Toronto, a move that is sure to stoke speculation a royal engagement is not far away.

Markle took her seat in the stands at the Games’ Opening Ceremony on Saturday night (local time) wearing a lovely maroon dress with matching leather jacket.

There were multiple reports throughout the week that the couple would choose the event to officially go public with their romance.

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The Games are close to Harry’s heart and with Markle living in Toronto, where she films her hit show Suits, it seemed only logical they would step out together for the momentous occasion.

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However, with the Games being such a special event for the prince, it appears the pair didn’t want to overshadow the athletes and so chose to sit separately for the ceremony itself.

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Markle happily chatted to the man in the seat next to her as she watched the entertainment get underway.

Harry has been busy joining in with preparations for the Games over the past 24 hours. The prince was pictured joking around and chatting with many of the competitors, who are all wounded veterans.

As a war veteran himself, Harry has spoken in the past about his admiration for men and women who return home wounded both mentally and physically, but somehow manage to carry on.

Indeed he was so touched by his interactions with wounded soldiers that it sparked the idea for the Invictus Games, which he founded in 2014.

The Palace has not confirmed whether Markle will appear at any other events with Harry during the Games, but this first public appearance indicates she has been given the tick of approval by the Queen.

Just last month, Markle appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair where she said she and Harry are just “two people who are really happy and in love”.

Do you think they will get engaged before the end of the year? Is it nice to see Harry happy and in love?