It’s her home away from home, and when Meghan Markle touched down at Heathrow Airport yesterday, it was no surprise reports say she was whisked straight to Kensington Palace – the home of her boyfriend, Prince Harry.
Arriving in the UK in the lead-up to Pippa Middleton’s wedding, it’s a sure sign the Suits star is set to make yet another public appearance with her royal beau.
But there might be another, more exciting reason for her stint in Harry’s hometown, with reports the 32-year-old has asked his grandmother the Queen for permission to pop the question.
“The way it’s going, the engagement will probably happen this year,” a source told Star magazine.
“Harry has got approval from the Queen to propose to Meghan, he’s already had those conversations with Her Majesty. An engagement is imminent.”
With Harry dating the Toronto-based actress since last November, he’s set about quickly making Meghan a part of his life.
From introducing her to his brother Prince William and wife Kate Middleton and their children, to making sure she feels at home with his inner circle of friends, Harry’s made no secret of how serious he is about Meghan.
Now, reports claim he’s crossed the final relationship hurdle by getting permission from his beloved ‘Granny’ to make things official.
“Harry has always had a good relationship with the Queen and they are an extremely close-knit family,” the source adds.
The news comes following Westminster Abbey officials revealing Prince Harry and the divorced 35-year-old have been given permission to tie the knot at the iconic church, like other royals before them.
“The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002,” the spokesperson told The Express. “Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England.”
The spokesman also revealed that Meghan’s faith – her father is Jewish and she had a Jewish chair dance at her previous wedding - wouldn’t stop her from marrying Harry at Westminster either.