The relationship between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle definitely seems to be getting serious, with the fifth in line to the throne now understood to have met his girlfriend’s father.
According to Ms Markle’s older brother, Thomas Markle Jr, the 32 year old prince met Thomas Markle, 72, a former lighting director, while visiting his girlfriend in Toronto, Canada. Thomas Jr said that his father was “proud” that his daughter was dating the British prince. He added that Prince Harry and Ms Markle were “very much in love”.
Thomas Jr said that his father had known about the relationship as soon as the couple got together, adding: “He first met Prince Harry about six months ago out in Toronto. He goes once every couple of months. He’s pretty happy about Harry and he’s extremely proud of her. They have an amazing relationship, they’re very close and they always have been.”
Ms Markle is also understood to have met members of Prince Harry’s family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, when she travelled to London to visit her lover before Christmas. The Suits actress is also believed to have met her boyfriend’s father and stepmother, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. However, Thomas Jr said he was not sure if Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland, 60, had met her new boyfriend.
Thomas Jr said he was now hoping to meet the prince, adding: “She’s done good”. He said he believed his half sister was happy and very much in love. Prince Harry and Ms Markle are understood to have met when Prince Harry went to Canada to launch the 2017 Invictus Games.
They went public with their relationship in November, and have been making numerous transatlantic trips to give their long-distance love alive. They are expected to meet up again early in the New Year.