Big bro approves! Meghan Markle had already met Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles, when news of their romance went public. But on her most recent visit to London, she got acquainted with another member of the royal family — Prince William. Find out more in the video above, and detailed below!
Sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly that Prince Harry introduced his older brother to the Suits star and philanthropist while she was staying at Kensington Palace last week.
"William met Meghan," one insider tells Us. "They got on fabulously. I'm sure Harry had been looking forward to introducing his girlfriend." Adds another source, "Naturally, William is very happy for his brother."
Markle, 35, spent much of her London visit with Harry at Kensington Palace in his Nottingham Cottage abode after Suits — which she films in Toronto — went on hiatus until early January. "It was a low-key visit," says the source.
There were rumors that the couple would make their first public appearance at an England vs. South Africa rugby match on November 12, but Us exclusively reported that Markle returned to Toronto on Thursday, November 10, and no such plans were made.
However it won't be long until they're reunited. Sources tell Us that after Harry completes his 14-day official tour of the Caribbean on December 4, the prince has plans to take Markle away on a romantic trip. (Us is keeping the location private for security reasons.) "It will be a one-week trip,” says the source. "There are just a few details left to finalize."
Last week Kensington Palace confirmed that the pair are in a serious relationship after Prince Harry requested they release a statement condemning social media trolls and numerous British media outlets for racist and sexist treatment of Markle. "Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her," communications secretary Jason Knauf wrote. "It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm."
And it seems that Harry’s valor is making Markle feel like, well, a princess. "It may not seem like they have been together for long, but it’s been very intense,” says a friend of the actress and U.N. Women advocate. "They’re super serious and can see a long future together."
For more on the couple, including details on Markle's stealth-like arrival to the U.K. last week and why she has yet to meet Duchess Kate, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now.