It was a case of a prince on a white horse rather than a knight on horseback as American actress Meghan Markle watched her beau Prince Harry play polo.
The loved-up Suits actress was seen applauding her royal boyfriend in what was their first ever public outing together.
Meghan, 35, who has been with the fifth in line to the throne for almost a year watched from the royal box as Harry took to the polo field.
The actress, who was born in California, chose a navy dress for the occasion, cut longer in the back then at the front. She ensured that while she showed off her slender pins, the dress was modest enough for a day at the polo.
She teamed this with a smart white blazer and round sunglasses as she cheered on her prince from the balcony. She also accessorised with a small spotted clutch bag. While they kept their relationship private when they first got together, introducing Meghan to the public in such a way has been seen as a sign of just how serious Prince Harry is about his girlfriend.
Prince Harry was also joined by his brother Prince William for the match at the Coworth Park polo club in Berkshire. Other celebrities in the crowd included Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne, the ballet dancer Darcey Bussell and former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith.
It is also thought that Meghan will be Harry’s guest at the upcoming nuptials of Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa Middleton later this month. That is despite speculation that Pippa is imposing a “no ring, no bring” policy on her guests who want to bring plus ones.
Even though Meghan is filming the latest series of Suits in Canada, she is said to have arranged filming around the wedding so that she can be on the arm of her beau.
With Prince Harry and Meghan growing ever closer, there is increasing speculation that they will be the next ones to walk down the aisle. We will have to watch this space to see if Meghan catches Pippa’s bouquet following the ceremony.
Prince Harry’s spokespeople at Kensington Palace have refused to comment on his relationship with Meghan. However, the two have been spending increasing amounts of time in each other’s company, even though they are conducting a long distance relationship. Recently, they were spotted on a date at the Natural History Museum in London.