Prince Harry was joined by his girlfriend Meghan Markle at a charity polo match today, a significant step towards their relationship.
The first time they have attended a public event together as a couple.
Markle stood on the sidelines cheering for her boyfriend at the Coworth Park Polo Club in Berkshire, England. She went there to show support his charity Sentebale. Harry was later joined by his brother Prince William to raise funds and awareness for their various charities.
“Their Royal Highnesses have taken part in polo games in support of their charities since the year 2007 and have continued each year since. They have raised over £10 million ($13 million), all for charitable causes,” Kensington Palace said in a statement today.
A slew of A-list celebrities including Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe, “The Crown” actor Matt Smith, and actor Tom Hardy were on hand to see the two princes play for their teams.
Markle has started to attend quite a number of high profile events with Prince Harry. In March she accompanied him to a wedding in Jamaica for a childhood pal from Eton, the school Harry attended as a teenager.
Harry joined the “Suits” actress over Easter instead of spending Easter at Windsor with his family, indicating how much serious he is for relationship.
The couple first met last summer when they were introduced by mutual friends and were photographed together for the first time last November.
Both are proving to be serious for each other .
Markle and Harry have now become nearly inseparable. A few days Markle has spent weeks at Harry’s Nottingham Cottage, and speculation has been rife that an engagement is likely to be announced in the coming months. The couple also took a romantic vacation together after the New Year to view the northern lights in Norway.
Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry will be making an overseas tour to Singapore and Sydney in June to launch the 2018 Invictus Games in Australia. This fall, Harry’s Invictus Games will be held in Toronto, where Markle films her television show “Suits.”