Sophie Vokes-DudgeonAll the photographs of Prince Harry and Meghan's first appearance at the Invictus Games 2017 in Toronto
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made all our dreams come true when they finally appeared side-by-side for their first official engagement together as a couple at the Invictus Games on Monday. The loved-up duo held hands as they arrived at Nathan Phillips Square to watch the wheelchair tennis. The stunning Suits actress looked chic in skinny jeans, a white collared shirt and black sunglasses. Handsome Harry was relaxed in an Invictus Games polo shirt, blue chinos and shades.
On Saturday night, Meghan supported Prince Harry at the Invictus Games opening ceremony in Toronto but this time, the actress was seated a section away from her royal boyfriend, who was instead beside America's First Lady Melania Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Earlier this week Harry played doting boyfriend to Meghan when he visited the set of Suits. The cheeky royal surprised his girlfriend at the Toronto set of the USA Network show. "He was super low key, met some crew and was so happy to watch his lady," a source told HELLO!. "He's incredibly supportive of her work."
The couple entered Nathan Philips Square hand in hand, with Meghan holding her brown tote bag over her shoulder and trying to ignore the photographers. Harry was clearly eager to show the world how much the Suits actress means to him.
The couple's playful relationship was clear to see in these candid photographs. At one point Harry raised his hands in mock drama while Meghan laughed at her royal boyfriend.
According to onlookers, Meghan had looked a bit nervous at the beginning of her first official outing with her Prince – a spectacle that meant there were a lot of photographers about. “Every time she and Harry spoke, we could hear ‘click, click, click' of the cameras" reported Dee O’Connor, a New Zealand team official who sat near Meghan and Harry. “She is just stunning,” she said after the match, "Beautiful and down-to-earth.”
The Prince and his actress girlfriend were engrossed in the match - which eventually saw New Zealand defeat Australia 6-3. The pair clapped and cheered during the match, and whenever the players changed ends Meghan and Harry chatted with each other, and with fans around them. The discussions were largely about the match, those around them said.
Meghan and Harry met members of the Australian and New Zealand teams. They were given a purple keepsake cuddly toy by one team member. One Australian gave Harry a stuffed koala that he was carrying when he left the venue. Olivia Kornel, 16, was in a seat one away from Meghan. She gave Harry a rugby kiwi pin, though she said it was really for both of them.
The pair's body language gave away their deep affection for one another. Meghan clearly loves Harry's sense of humour and spent a lot of time giggling into her hands. Meghan's appearance by Harry's side is believed to be a further sign that an engagement is on the cards. The pair, who have been quietly dating for just over a year, are expected to make an announcement before the year ends. Up until now, they have tried to keep their romance out of the public eye with only a few snatched pictures of them as a couple taken.
The happy couple wore matching shades and Meghan crossed her leg towards her handsome beau. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Suits actress has unexpectedly handed back her lease car in Canada, sparking rumours that she is planning a permanent move to London to be with her boyfriend.
Harry looked relaxed and totally at ease with his dark-haired love. At the start of the month, the actress spoke openly about her relationship with her Prince for the first time. The Suits actress, who has been dating Harry for over a year, said they are "very happy and in love" in an interview with Vanity Fairmagazine.
The duo were not shy to show their affection to one another. As they entered and left the sports area, Harry and Meghan held hands, with the handsome royal prince leading his girlfriend as they finally left their courtside position. In his other hand he carried a cuddly toy given to him by a keen fan.