Before the official announcement was made about the relationship, Suits actress Meghan Markle had met a few members of the British royal family, including boyfriend Prince Harry's father Prince Charles, and will soon meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Markle is likely to meet Harry's brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton during her next trip to London. And Kate is also excited to meet Harry's new girlfriend.
"Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about," an insider told US Weekly. Markle is likely to visit Harry in the UK before he leaves for his Caribbean tour at the end of the month, the entertainment portal reported. Markle had initially planned to visit Harry and the royal family earlier this month, but the couple decided to postpone it.
Markle and Harry have been dating for a few months now, but the official announcement was made on Tuesday. Kensington Palace in an official statement confirmed that Harry is dating Markle, who is best known as Rachel Zane in the American television legal drama, Suits. The palace also slammed media for "harassing" Markle.
In the statement, the palace said that Markle has been subject to a wave of abuse and because of this, Harry is worried about the safety of his girlfriend.
"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," the statement reads.
"He has rarely taken formal action on the very regular publication of fictional stories that are written about him and he has worked hard to develop a professional relationship with the media, focused on his work and the issues he cares about.
"But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public — the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments."