Is not secret that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are together. But after over year since they started dating, they’ve finally made their first official public appearance as a couple—and it’s just as we dreamed it would be!
On Monday, Harry and the Suits star showed up to a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games walking hand-in-hand! And as casual and relaxed as they appeared to be, they couldn’t escape the attention of the 200+ crowd, who cheered their romantic arrival.
The pair sat together and enjoyed the game, and even leaned in to whisper comments in their ears— royal-style PDA alert! For all we know, those were words of love and had absolutely nothing to do with the match!
The couple had been photographed together in the past, but this is the first time they’ve appeared together at an official event. Even as recently as this weekend, Harry and Meghan were spotted sitting in separate sections at the Invictus opening ceremony, an international sport competition for wounded and sick military personnel founded in 2014 by the Prince.
The Toronto-based actress watch the event with her friend, Markus Anderson, whereas Harry sat few rows away from her beside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. first lady Melania Trump.
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love,” Meghan told Vanity Fair, opening up for the first time about her relationship with Harry. “We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news,” she confirmed.
Before Markle commented on Harry, the British royal defended her in a letter released by Kensington Palace in November 2016. This was the first time their relationship was confirmed.
“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is “the price she has to pay” and that “this is all part of the game.” He strongly disagrees. This is not a game—it is her life and his.
But yesterday, things changed. It was not a letter, nor it was an interview. It was the two of them, walking freely into the Invictus Games, not hiding from the press and showing the world how happy they are together. And it was absolutely adorable.
Watch out William and Kate—you’ve got some serious competition!