Everyone, it’s going to be okay. Your royal heartthrob, er, highness Prince Harry and girlfriend, actress and a United Nation’s women’s rights advocate Meghan Markle, aren’t shying away from the public eye. The Sun spotted the lovebirds in public and it looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry date went very well in London Thursday night. They were spotted walking hand-in-hand together in the Picadilly Circus neighborhood, on their way to see the show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime in the West End. Cue the swoon. Harry allegedly purchased last minute ticket for Markle, who is a fan of theater. They went to see The Lion King two months ago, but in secret.
According to The Sun, Harry and Markle walked among hundreds of people, admiring the Christmas lights. The photo capturing the two together is the first of them out in public as a couple. Harry probably — no definitely — knew the press would capture this ~magical~ moment, because he wore the most adorable blue hat and green blazer. Markle wore a black pea coat with a droopy hat. They’re totally like us, guys.
Markle has been staying at Harry’s place on the Kensington Palace grounds — a two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage — when she visits the United Kingdom. As if they couldn’t get any cuter (they most definitely can), the two had ventured out in public earlier to get a Christmas tree together.
The public appearances may come as a surprise after the statement Kensington Palace released on behalf of Harry and Markle last month. The press had been allegedly hounding the Suits star to the point of harassment.
“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed he has not been able to protect her,” the statement read. “It is not right that a few months into the relationship with him that Ms. Markle is subjected to such a storm.”
It’s unclear whether or not the press took a chill pill, but clearly that isn’t stopping the couple from living their lives and being adorable.
A friend of Harry’s confirmed this to The Sun. He said, “Harry has said his privacy is important to him but they are clearly not afraid to be seen in public together.”
He also said they’re “smitten” with one another.
“They are clearly crazy about each other and have told friends they are very much in love,” the source said.