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This marks the first time the 32-year-old royal and his American girlfriend have been spotted hand-in-hand in public.

According to friends of 35-year-old Meghan Markle, the actress has "virtually moved in" to Prince Harry's cottage at Kensington Palace. According to multiple reports, the couple have been "inseparable" for the past five weeks. The American-born Markle is usually based in Toronto where filming takes place for her hit series, Suits.

"Meg is not filming in Toronto at the moment so she is free to spend all her time with Harry," one friend told London's The Sun.

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On February 1, the couple were spotted heading to dinner at Soho House, a private members' club in West London where the couple met through a mutual friend last year.

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Apart from a few public engagements, the couple have spent most of their time together since December 2016, leading some friends to speculate that an engagement is imminent. "They've taken things to the next level," said the unnamed friend. "They're practically living together. She cooks for him, he pops out to the gym and they're just enjoying hanging out. I can see them engaged by spring. I know that sounds a bit crazily soon, but he's head over heels and they can't bear to be apart."

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