Prince Harry’s tea time meeting with Meghan Markle and the queen is doing little to suppress marriage rumors. The soon-to-be sixth in line to the throne reportedly sat down with Queen Elizabeth Thursday, Oct. 12 for an hour at Buckingham Palace.
According to a report from royal correspondent Richard Kay in the Daily Mail, the couple arrived in an SUV with blacked-out windows. Apparently, the vehicle choice is unusual in that royals typically want to be recognized.
The meeting was an informal one said to ease actress Markle’s nerves and to keep a low profile for the couple. Such a set up is in line with royal standards but a departure from the relative openness that the couple has displayed throughout their courtship. The duo has been clear about their affection for one another, something that has never been seen in the royal family.
In September at the Invictus Games, Harry and Markle were photographed holding hands and kissing.
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Then, Markle uncharacteristically dished to Vanity Fair’s October issue, “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”
Comparatively, Kate Middleton did not talk about her relationship with Prince William until they were engaged.
When asked for comment on the Markle/Harry/Queen Elizabeth meeting, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace, where Harry resides, remained mum.
“We have refrained from commenting on all previous stories about Prince Harry introducing Meghan Markle to members of the royal family and therefore we have no comment,” the spokesperson said in a statement to the Daily Mail.