Friends of Prince Harry say they have never seen him so happy. So far, the British prince is said to have been unlucky in love after previous girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas found it impossible to cope with the pressure of royal life.
However, Prince Harry is now said to be head over heels with his new girlfriend, the Suits actress Meghan Markle. The fifth in line to the throne is understood to have made a 1,700 mile diversion to see Ms Markle on his way back to Britain from his official tour of the Caribbean.
The 32-year-old royal was scheduled to fly home to London from Barbados on Sunday, where he had met with singing superstar Rihanna. However, he decided to head to Canada instead to he could spend the night with his new love. Ms Markle is originally from LA, but is in Toronto filming the legal series.
Miss Markle, 35, was seen buying fresh flowers just before Prince arrived, perhaps to make her home look more impressive for her prince.
A close friend said: “Harry just couldn’t wait to see her. He was due to fly back to London on a British Airways flight with the rest of his entourage.But he changed his mind and diverted straight to see her as they couldn’t bear to be apart It’s just another sign of how head over heels he is about her. He is absolutely besotted. We’ve never seen him so happy.”
Since Prince Harry confirmed that he is in a relationship with Ms Markle by issuing a statement urging members of the media to be more respectful of his girlfriend and her family, there has been much speculation that he has found the one, and that wedding bells could soon be ringing. The Duchess of Cambridge is understood to have been giving Ms Markle tips about how to deal with the profile which comes with royal life.