Prince Harry has reportedly taken the next major step in his relationship with actress Meghan Markle by introducing him to his sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and his beloved niece Princess Charlotte.
According to The Sun, the meeting took place last Tuesday at Kensington Palace, with the Kate driving down from her Anmer Hall home in Norfolk especially for it.
The publication reports that that meeting went “really well”, with the Suits actress even gifting the royal with a “dream diary” as a present for her 35th birthday which she celebrated the day before.
Meghan also reportedly “just adored” little Charlotte.
“Kate was really looking forward to meeting Meghan and she knew how important it was to Harry,” a source told The Sun.
“Obviously Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, died when he was very young so Kate really fulfills that older sister/maternal role. They are very close and he really values her opinion on girlfriends.”
Kate’s meeting comes after Prince William’s own meeting with Meghan back in November, after which he released a statement supporting the relationship.
“The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him,” Kensington Palace told The Telegraph.
Things seem to be going from strength to strength for the couple, who recently enjoyed their first romantic getaway in Tromsø, Norway, where they reportedly went whale-watching and watched the Aurora Borealis.