Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle finally made their first formal public appearance together on Monday (September 25) , with the couple holding hands, laughing, joking, whispering sweet nothings and staring longingly into each others’ eyes at the Invictus Games in Toronto as they watched wheelchair tennis.
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Markle, an American actress who stars in the TV legal drama Suits, has been dating Harry for more than a year. They both appeared at the Invictus Games opening ceremony on the weekend, but sat apart and were not photographed together.
The Invictus Games are an international sports competition for wounded and sick military personnel founded in 2014 by Harry who served in Afghanistan with the British Army.
NOW, WHAT NEXT?
Kensington Palace must be purring with delight with the images plastered all over the world’s front pages, that of a couple very much in love and acting normally without any care in the world. They have finally announced they are an item on their own terms, on their own turf, at a time of their own choosing.
A far cry from when an agitated Prince Harry voiced concern over the treatment of his girlfriend in the British tabloids. It will be fascinating to see how that coverage develops now that they have finally broken cover. What follows? More media interest. More speculation about a royal wedding? More paparazzi interest? Will Markle move into Harry’s cottage in Kensington Palace? Whatever happens, they are probably going to be the hottest couple in the world until they reveal their next move.
A riveting chess game or hide-and-seek that no-one can afford to take their eyes off.