Royal Romance: Meghan Markle is in London
Meghan Markle is staying with Prince Harry.
The 35-year-old actress was spotted shopping in London on Thursday (10.11.16) and is said to be staying with her 32-year-old boyfriend at Nottingham College, his home in royal residence Kensington Palace, where she was seen heading with two huge shopping bags from grocery store Whole Foods.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: “To come and go at a royal home is a very concrete sign that they have become extremely close.”
And it seems the ‘Suits’ star may be preparing to meet Harry’s family in the next few days, as his neighbours, brother Prince William and his wife Duchess Catherine, are currently in residence in London as William has official duties in the capital, while his father Prince Harry and stepmother Duchess Camilla are due to return to the city over the weekend as they fly back from Bahrain on Friday (11.11.16).
And the flame-haired royal’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, are also in London for the next few days.
It was revealed on Thursday Meghan had told producers she needed a week off filming ‘Suits’ in Toronto this week because she has “something important to do”.
Her visit to the prince comes after Harry slammed the online trolls that are attacking his American girlfriend, who lives in Toronto, Canada, and said he was “deeply disappointed” that he has not been able to protect her from the “wave of abuse and harassment” she has suffered since their romance was made public.
A statement released by Kensington Palace reads: “His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public … the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.
“Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.”
Meghan’s relatives have also been bombarded with messages and questions after the news of their romance broke.
And the flame-haired royal also insisted he has “never been comfortable” with the curiosity around his love life.
In a statement, the spokesperson added: “Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public. He feels lucky to have so many people supporting him and knows what a fortunate and privileged life he leads.
“He is also aware that there is significant curiosity about his private life. He has never been comfortable with this, but he has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it.”