Now that Harry is 32 and Meghan 35, and Harry has previously said he can't wait to marry and have children, it's likely that his relationship with Meghan will proceed quicker than William and Kate's.
Nothing stamps "official" on a relationship more than attending a wedding à deux — if a dating couple knows they're not heading that way themselves, it's not necessarily an event they would want to attend together, but if they think they might be headed for the aisle then it just adds to the excitement.
During their eight-month relationship, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have already welcomed in the New Year together, met each other's friends and family, been on vacation, and even picked out a Christmas tree together — so what other key moments can we expect to see this year?
It was reported that Meghan met Prince William and Prince Charles last year, and has recently spent time with Kate and Princess Charlotte, so what's still to come?
In 2011, addressing rumours of a possible reconciliation, Prince Harry publicly professed himself as "100 per cent single," revealing that he had no time for a relationship of any kind.
It would seem that being courted by a young, dashing member of the royal family isn't a modern-day fairytale after all.
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Since the Cinnamon Prince split from the bejeweled-moccasins-obsessed Cressida Bonas, in 2014, the 32-year-old hasn’t had a serious girlfriend (at least one that he made public). Markle, who has more than a million Instagram followers, is also a lifestyle blogger, running a site called the Tig (named after a mispronunciation of a wine called Tignanello). pretty common-looking, beaded bracelet that bears a similarity to one of Harry’s? Kensington Palace is, unsurprisingly, refusing to comment. (“Two dogs means everything is good; one dog means we need to talk.”) but was a “no show.” One thing is clear: the British press is going to be on Markle’s every move, every Instagram post, every choice in jewelry, from this point forward.
While the media works itself into a frenzy at every possible hint of a new relationship (when Harry was photographed with his hand on the knee of all but sent a 24-person battalion to Coleman’s flat to stand on watch), and rumors of a reunion with Bonas, or with Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy, continue to resurface, there has not been a full-fledged, confirmed “Harry’s New Girlfriend! She’s also committed to humanitarian efforts, becoming a global ambassador for World Vision Canada this year, and presenting at the U. for the Hefor She Gender Equality Campaign in 2014. All possible.— Most intriguingly, Harry reportedly follows Markle on his private Instagram account, and Markle followed him at the end of June (if you think we aren’t spending the rest of the day trying to determine the handle of Harry’s private account, you . (One report claims Kate and William have met Markle, and they “really liked her and she fitted in straight away.”) Markle’s only “comment” so far has been via posting a photo on her Instagram account of two dogs with a “Happy Sunday” caption.
He maintains business ties with controversial politician Webster Shamu, of whom he has said, "I am in partnership with a person who I personally like and get along with".
Davy had what the press described as a "turbulent" relationship with Prince Harry, the younger son of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.