Prince Harry and Meghan Markle update: Are the couple engaged?
Wednesday, 13 September: 3:00pm
If the couple do get married, what will Meghan’s name be?
Interest in Meghan, from her hobbies to her charity work, has increased since the couple’s relationship was made public, but one fact a lot of people do not know is her first name is Rachel – just like her character in Suits.
Meghan is her middle name, and she uses it instead of Rachel, although she has never revealed why.
While Meghan could go by her first name and be known as Princess Rachel of Wales, there is a longstanding tradition of royals going by middle names, or shortened versions of their name, according to Hello! magazine.
Wednesday, 13 September: 12:48pm
Insiders have said the pair will soon be reunited in Toronto when Harry visits the Canadian city for the Invictus Games, which will be running from September 22 until September 30.
The Invictus Games, the international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, was created by Harry back in 2014.
It happens to be where the couple first met.
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Wednesday, 13 September: 11:30am
They added: “Harry doesn’t like to make a fuss of birthdays so he liked that it was just the two of them.
“Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a huge thing with a group of friends.”
According to the source, the couple will not be together on Harry’s actual big day because Meghan will be flying back to Toronto, Canada to finish filming the second half of Suits season 7.
Wednesday, 13 September: 10:30am
Prince Harry whisked Meghan Markle away to Africa for her 36th birthday this year, but what does the Suits star have planed for the prince’s big 33 this Friday?
Rather than throwing a king-sized birthday bash the couple will be keeping things low-key, according to an insider.
Over the weekend, Harry celebrated his upcoming birthday with Meghan in London, a source told E!News.
Wednesday, 13 September: 9:41am
If the 36-year-old Suits actress marries the fifth in line to the British throne, who will she choose to be her bridesmaids?
Princess Charlotte, Serena Williams or even Priyanka Chopra could be in the running.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed a trip to Africa together
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned home from their getaway to Africa together, and as rumours of an engagement escalate, could the couple be about to make an important announcement?
Wednesday, 13 September: 8:00am
Speaking to Express.co.uk about the royal romance between Prince Harry, 32, and Meghan Markle, 36, Holly Willoughby, 36, said: “Everybody loves a royal wedding, of course they do, and Meghan Markle is just incredible.
“I mean you couldn’t have wished for Prince Harry to end up with someone better.
“Those Vanity Fair pictures she was just so beautiful and I love that she was talking about them being two people in love, being so open and honest.
“He’s found the perfect person, so fingers crossed.”
Tuesday, 12 September: 17:00
This month, the prince and Suits star will take part in their official royal engagement together, it has been reported.
So what do we know about their relationship so far, and will an engagement happen soon if it has not already?
August spelled a busy month for Harry as he whisked girlfriend Meghan away to Botswana in Africa for her 36th birthday and on his return he marked the 20th anniversary of his mother Princess Diana’s death.
During their trip to Africa the pair travelled to Botswana to soak up the wildlife, and they even took a water safari on the Okavango Delta.
They then went to Livingstone in Zambia at the end of last week and finished their trip at Victoria Falls, one of the seven ‘natural wonders’ of the world.
As well as being the place where William proposed to Kate, its the destination the brothers and their father, Prince Charles, flew too after their mother, Princess Diana, died.
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He has called it the place “where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world” and where he has an “intense sense of complete relaxation and normality”.
Friends of the pair claim the engagement is already official.
They said the helicopter pilot prince flew Meghan out to the top secret site before proposing under the stars.
Rather than a ring, Harry reportedly chose Zulu betrothal bracelets, an updated version of those currently worn by the couple as a symbol of love.
The source said: “Harry’s told his friends he’s hoping to make the official announcement in September.
“The setting and the bracelets were just so special to Harry.”