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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry take love public in Toronto

By Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

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TORONTO - 

It’s the image royal watchers have been waiting for.

Prince Harry and his Toronto-based American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle turned up hand-in-hand at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday afternoon to take in the Invictus Games wheelchair tennis as New Zealand beat Australia in a semi-final match.

It was the couple’s first official Invictus appearance of the week-long games.

“We heard a rumour [through the UK team] that they were coming to the tennis and obviously he turned up with Meghan,” said delighted British Invictus supporter Michelle Grundy, whose partner Tara Robertson is participating in the games’ cycling on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“They were seated together. They were very smiley, chatting to everybody from Australia and New Zealand. And then they left together holding hands. This was pretty cool. I knew that Prince Harry was at the opening ceremony [on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre] and Meghan was there too but they weren’t sat together. So this is the first time I’ve seen them together. I think they seem pretty happy.”

The 33-year-old ginger-haired royal and his 36-year-old squeeze, who portrays the character Rachel Zane in the drama series Suits, were dressed casually — in jeans with Harry in a black polo shirt and Markle in an untucked white dress shirt. Her brown leather purse — which matched her flats — was flung over her shoulder.

The couple watched the wheelchair tennis, spoke to the athletes, and then — flanked by bodyguards and police — made their way through the crowd of a couple of hundred enroute to a waiting vehicle.

           — Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) September 25, 2017