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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle join Queen Elizabeth for tea at the palace: Report

Sounds like a royal engagement is just around the corner. Prince Harry recently took his American girlfriend Meghan Markle to Buckingham Palace to have tea with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. According to the Daily Mail, the royal tea party took place last Thursday.

The Prince and the Suits actress reportedly arrived in a Ford Galaxy that featured blacked-out windows for their discreet meeting in the Queen’s private sitting room. Royal correspondent Richard Kay noted that the teatime meeting “was deliberately informal.” He explained, “In part it was to settle any nerves Meghan might have felt but also to ensure it was not widely publicised within the palace.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first official joint appearance at the Invictus Games on September 25 Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

Richard also reported, "Harry, I understand, was introducing his American actress girlfriend to the Queen." Meghan has already met Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. When it comes to a possible engagement, friends of the couple, according to Richard, have said, "It is not a question of if but when."

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Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, made their first official joint appearance last month at the Invictus Games in Toronto. The pair couldn’t hide their love as they arrived to a wheelchair tennis match holding hands. Princess Diana's youngest son also spent quality time with his girlfriend's mother Doria during the games' closing ceremony.

The pair reportedly had tea with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Meghan declared her love for Her Majesty’s grandson in an interview with Vanity Fair. "We're two people who are really happy and in love,” she said. “I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time.”

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