Prince Harry will reportedly introduce Meghan Markle to the Queen this week

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Here are some photos of Prince Harry visiting the Embassy of Nepal in London yesterday. He was celebrating the bicentenary of bilateral relations between the UK and Nepal. Isn’t it interesting that Harry keeps getting these kinds of assignments? It absolutely feels like Harry is being groomed for a larger role in the coming years. Anyway, Harry looked very nice and suave and he expressed a desire to visit Nepal again soon (he visited a few years ago and seemed to love the country). Harry also seemed to have a spring in his step because guess what? Meghan Markle is back in London for a visit. Harry and Meghan apparently slipped into the Natural History Museum on Sunday night, after-hours. From The Daily Beast:

Rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving closer to an engagement were fuelled this morning after reports surfaced that the couple were treated to a secret, after-hours tour of the Natural History Museum in London. The Sun reported that the couple slipped into London’s Natural History Museum as it was closing on Sunday night, with a source telling the paper: “Meg had always wanted to go so Harry arranged a private visit. It’s quite romantic after dark as all the exhibits, including the dinosaurs, are all still lit up. And of course, they had it to themselves.”

It has also emerged that Meghan has once again been staying in London with Prince Harry, at his home, Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace. The couple spent much of January and February living together in London. The increasingly public manner in which Harry and Meghan are conducting their relationship is ramping up speculation that the couple will announce an engagement soon.

Meghan is now well-known to Harry’s family, and he has met her folks too. She has been introduced to William, Kate, George and Charlotte as well as Prince Charles, although it is believed she has not yet met the Queen. The Queen is said to have brushed aside concerns over Harry marrying an actress, who, by the very nature of her job, has previously welcomed publicity.

Meghan has demonstrated a refreshingly realistic attitude to dating Harry. Ever since blurry cellphone photographs were snapped by a passerby of Harry sauntering down Piccadilly in London with Meghan, wearing nothing more than woolly hats for disguises, they have made few efforts to conceal their relationship. This latest museum trip, with multiple staff of necessity in attendance, is of a part with that non-paranoid attitude…The next big public date for them is likely to be Pippa Middleton’s wedding in May. They would be unlikely to announce an engagement before Pippa’s wedding.

[From The Daily Beast]

According to the Daily Star (an outlet which is not very reliable, just FYI), Meghan has not met the Queen yet but Harry will introduce them around Britain’s Mother’s Day weekend, or… this coming weekend. So maybe Harry is introducing Meghan to the Queen RIGHT NOW. Or tomorrow. The Daily Star also says what the Daily Beast’s Tom Sykes says, which is that Harry won’t propose to Meghan until May-ish, probably after Pippa Middleton’s wedding. I still think people are grossly overestimating Harry’s awareness of the Middleton clan. Harry might schedule stuff around Kate and William, but to schedule his life around Pippa? No. Harry will propose when he’s ready to propose. And I kind of hope he announces it just days before Pippa marries Terribly Rich James.

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  1. Sharon Lea says:

    What a fun date night! Seriously.

    • Fluff says:

      I’ve done it (my partner works there) and it is indeed awesome, but the dinosaur gallery in the dark is pretty spooky.

    • Olenna says:

      Agree! A romantic Night At The Museum. And, forget Pippa Middleton. I hope a proposal comes right before her wedding.

      • Lady D says:

        Pippa is not royalty. Why are her feelings even being considered? She has nothing to do with either Harry or Meghan. Just who has decided Pippa comes first?

      • Olenna says:

        @Lady D, I don’t know why her not-royal-wedding should be a consideration either unless, in the rarefied circles PH moves in, it would be considered impolite to steal her thunder. I’m still amazed at how fast she closed the deal with Mr. Terribly Rich after breaking up with Nico–definitely not a Disney romance.

      • nem says:

        pippa must have been pissed by the snarky press about her perceived unability to catch an first a title, then being blacklisted as a fitting bride for any aristocratic groom, then bearing an long term relationship without being rewarded with a ring.
        it s like low key trashing her value on upper class and upper middle class matrimonial market was a big trend and was working.
        so she took her back plan before the best butt of the u.k became known as the most desperate nouveau riche spinster of the country.
        i m pretty sure she will remain the happiest middleton sibling as her choices and personnality,etc seem better than the others.
        but it s weird that meghan looks like a prettier hollywood version of her.maybe rumours about harry physically smitten with her at the wedding were true

      • notasugarhere says:

        nem, I doubt he’s ever had any interest in Pippa. In the decade of dating, if he’d had any interest in PIppa, Carole would have thrown Pippa at him buck naked if she thought her daughters could land both Windsor boys.

  2. HappyMom says:

    If she’s meeting the Queen, this is IT. Quick Amy-take a valium!

    • lavnbb says:

      Yeah! Maybe an ENGAGEMENT COMING!

      Get ready for Twitter tp crash.,,, I’ll be up all night on Celebitchy, Twitter, E! every news sight when it happens!


      P.S. Was it rumoured that Tom Sykes is one of Prince William or Harry’s friends, so maybe he gets inside scoop? Just wondering?

    • LAK says:

      Meeting HM is significant, but hasn’t always led to marriage.

      Several of Charles’s GFs met the Queen. Passed the Balmoral test etc.

      Also, Chelsy met HM too and we know how that ended.

      • HappyMom says:

        LAK-don’t rain on my parade. We need something happy to distract from all the Trump news.

      • LAK says:

        HappyMom: LOL……i’m all in for Princess Sparkle if only to enjoy the collective meltdown of people opposed to it.

      • Layla says:

        Ok yeah, that was my question. Which of Harry’s past relations met the Queen? Chelsey? Not quite sure myself… anyone??

      • seesittellsit says:

        For the record . . . Andrew introduced Koo Stark to the Queen. HM is reported to have said, “What a very nice gell.” That was before the soft-core porn photos came out, of course . . .

        I don’t think royal families give a damn anymore. There have been so many divorces, failures, etc., including with partners out of the “right” social drawer, they just don’t care. “Your funeral!” seems to be the watchword. And, after all, Harry is the Spare not the Heir, and the Heir has two kids.

        Popcorn all around!

      • Can'tRecall says:

        @seesittellsit may I suggest Aesop for Children: “The Fox and the Grapes” so apropos for the bitter tumblr bunch…LOL!

    • Maria says:

      Better take two!

      • Olenna says:

        And break out the gin. Girl’s gonna have a conniption to end all conniptions. TBH, that psycho-babble she writes is so disturbingly vicious, I hope she stays under the influence for a few days so that she doesn’t hurt herself.

    • Cee says:

      Honestly I hope he does. She seems to be the right fit for his kind of job and if they’re happy, in love and share passion and interests in similar things that’s even better!

      • R Rice says:

        She is trying to get pregnant so I would imagine they could try to hurry it up. She is getting old.

    • Basi says:

      Ha!!!!!! Love it

    • Sarah says:

      For a Happy Mom, why do you have to taunt someone who isn’t even commenting?? Doesn’t sound very happy to me. Sounds kind of like Mean Girl-Mom.

  3. Megan says:

    Good for Harry. I hope the meeting with HM goes well.

    As for timing his engagement around Pippa’s wedding … I’m not buying that. I think Harry is waiting for the one year mark on their relationship so it doesn’t appear that he’s rushed in.

    • Nic919 says:

      I doubt Harry is even going to Pippa’s wedding so he is not going to plan a major life event around that.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It would be unlikely if he did attend. They aren’t his in-laws, they aren’t friends, he spends no time with them. A good opportunity to head off to Toronto for Invictus meetings and a visit with Meghan.

      • Megan says:

        Yeah, I can’t imagine why Harry would even be invited. I would not expect to be invited to my sister-in-law’s sister’s wedding.

      • Anitas says:

        Oh he’s definitely getting invited, he’s too high profile to be left out.

    • Maria says:

      Agree. He will wait until after the wedding, IMO.

    • seesittellsit says:

      I think BREXIT is much more of an issue than a Middleton wedding. I wouldn’t be surprised if Harry turned up at the wedding, but the economy is going to go through some rocky and uncertain times working hardship on ordinary people as this is sorted out – a luxe wedding of privilege might not be the most tactful thing right now. I would bet more on a fall/winter engagement and a spring/summer 2018 wedding, when things are probably more stable.

  4. abby says:

    I don’t believe the HM meeting MM story. Just because it comes from the Daily Star. Would be great if they’d got something right for once tho. The date sounds just absolutely amazing. #goals

  5. Maria says:

    i would love to be so rich or royal or famous, that I could visit museums or palaces afterhours or in private tours. It was so frustrating visiting the Vatican a few years ago and having to fight with gazillion tourist to look at a painting or artifact.
    And do not get me started on the sistene chapel. We were hearded in there like sheep. Who can really have a moment of awe in those conditions.

    So yeah, sounds like a great date.

    The way we are spoonfed this relationsship irks me. So she wanted to go to a museum. Cause she is so smart. Got it.

    • Betsy says:

      I don’t know much about overseas, but for a lot of museum members – and it’s not usually that expensive to become one – there are after hours and special access events. Worth a look if there’s a museum stateside you really like.

      And supporting museums in the time of Trump is terribly important!

    • nem says:

      @maria maybe scientific museum was a counter attack to the kannot and willnot musée d’orsay’s so low key shady.
      i agree with you as i m dreaming to visit great museums in peace,the louvre italian gallery is hell on earth with bad organisation and mega big tourists groups, queueing for orsay can be nightmarish,etc.

    • Jessica says:

      She did go to school at Northwestern. Chicago has great museums. Maybe she does really like that kind of thing? Personally, it sounds like a dream date to me!

  6. Merritt says:

    I think Harry will eventually introduce Meghan to the Queen. But I don’t think the Daily Star has an inside scoop.

    • minx says:

      Lol I don’t either. These “insider” stories that claim to know what someone is thinking or feeling…they make me laugh.

  7. Beth says:

    I hope they’re doing good together and are happy. But, I’ve been to many museums with boyfriends and it’s never felt romantic,and probably wouldn’t in the dark either. Maybe it’s because I went on field trips to them every year in elementary school.

  8. oce says:

    I just came here to say that this #BlackGirlMagic is AMAZING and so, so real. Yaaaaaas.

  9. Talie says:

    My guess is if these stories are popping up…she has already met The Queen. Although, I remember Kate saying the first time she met her was at Peter Phillips wedding, which seemed…random.

    • Cee says:

      Yeah. But I suppose that was on William’s part, not Kate’s or even TQ’s. He dragged his feet for YEARS.

    • notasugarhere says:

      William left her on her own for that, as he ditched his cousin’s wedding to attend Jecca’s brother’s wedding instead.

    • Canadian Becks says:

      I doubt Kate “met” the Queen at that wedding.

      William wasn’t even at that wedding. In fact, isn’t that the reason Kate attended? William needed to throw her a bone to appease her as he had decided he was going to Africa that same weekend, to Jecca’s family wedding.

      He asked her to attend in his absence at his first cousin’s wedding. I imagine he thought himself terribly clever -killing 2 birds and all that.

      “Meeting” someone implies an introduction was made. Without William there, who would have presented Kate to the Queen?

      • notasugarhere says:

        She said in the engagement interview that that was when they first met.

        “Well I first met her at Peter and Autumn’s wedding and again it was in amongst a lot of other guests and she was very friendly.”

      • Maria says:

        I think Kate kind of tagged along with Harry and Chelsy, do it was Harry who probably introduced the two of them to Granny. My guess anyway.

      • nem says:

        she must love that money and position as willam is absolutely tactless and no price.
        in her shoes i will have made his newlywed life a living hell as retaliation for this.

    • Canadian Becks says:

      Yeah, if Kate did say that, I think she meant she finally got within 20 feet of the queen.

      I guess Carole would have taken that as a “win”.

  10. Skins says:

    You know what, if I’m Meghan and the queen doesn’t want to meet me I say the hell with you, I don’t want to meet you either. These people think they are so high and mighty, can’t figure for the life of me why she would want to marry into that family.

    • LAK says:

      His marriage is not a personal choice, but a matter of state.

      Times have moved on such that they choose their own partners, but if the Queen refuses to consent to the marriage, he has a choice of marrying her regardless and losing his place and attendant wealth as a result OR he drops her completely if marriage is her endgame. See Princess Margaret.

      Unlike regular folk, he can’t simply brush off HM’s refusal to meet Meghan. It has consequences for him.

      • Can'tRecall says:

        Really?! Long gone are the days when the Royals weddings were a matter of state. Their marriages have been a matter of personal choice since the Monarch became a figure head. Please STOP!

        TQ is not going to deny this or any other marriage as it would put her in a terrible light. Princess Margret was then…this is now and I have a feeling that even then … IF Margret had forced her hand QEII and Parliament might have folded.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It still is a matter of state, Can’tRecall. HM has to approve the marriages of the first 6 people in line. Harry and his spouse will represent the UK and certain members of the Commonwealth. HM has to look at it as both a personal and business transaction. That said, I think she’d approve this match but she has to approve it for Harry to stay in the line of succession.

      • Can'tRecall says:

        I guess if you mean in a figurative sense sure. I mean I get that she literally has the authority to refuse. I get the line of succession BUT I think the ‘matter of state’ much like the “weight on Will’s shoulder” argument are silly at this point in history.

        No matter who Harry or Will or George after him marries it has no actual impact of trade or treaties. Opening malls and hospitals and hosting state dinners is the extent of said representation. Will may not have the option of choosing to follow in the family business BUT he will make no life or death decisions. He has no real burdens if fact the average Joe was more weight on his shoulders in working and providing for his family than Will (as head of state) will experience in the entirety of his life.

        I guess what I’m saying is that some take the Monarchy thing waaay to seriously.

      • notasugarhere says:

        When an untrained royal is sent out to do these soft diplomacy gigs and they mess them up? See William’s lackluster, oafish appearances in China and Japan. Kate Middleton flashing her naked bum at a memorial in India.

        It does matter to things like image, trade, and treaties. Andrew is slimy, but he does bring in trade. Charles’s soft diplomacy in the Middle East is based on his personal relationships with royals in those regions, things which end up benefiting the UK.

  11. perplexed says:

    Harry, just tell us when you’re getting married.

    This is even more annoying than waiting for Kate Middleton to get pregnant or give birth.

    • graymatters says:

      Yeah, but we knew that Kate had to get pregnant, and once up the duff (I love that expression), would eventually deliver. Harry doesn’t have to marry Megan. Or anyone. At all. It could be a very long wait.

      • perplexed says:

        That”s true in a general sense. But I find these media stories about his possibly getting married pointless or even boring if no confirmation is coming through. I have no anticipation about his nuptials in a theoretical sense. But if we’ll supposed to be “prepared” for something coming up, then I’d rather just hear confirmation than be teased along. Although maybe all of this helps us forget William’s dad dancing.

  12. Harla Jodet says:

    Awww, I think they make a super cute couple and wish them much happiness. Very sweet of him to arrange a visit to the museum the way he did, I wonder if Willy ever did anything thoughtful like that for Kate?

    My only concern about a possible marriage between Meg and Harry is that Kate might be enlisted to act as a “teacher” for Meg, to help prepare her for her royal role. Imho, that would be a huge mistake and really hope that Sophie is asked instead. Also, keeping my fingers crossed that Meg doesn’t start with the whole “crotch clutching” “demure” pose that Kate favors.

  13. newmansown says:

    I posted this late last night on yesterday’s post about Harry and Megan

    I am guessing they spend a lot more time together than is publicly known

    Before this information about the date night was made public I don’t believe anybody had any idea she was in London. Makes you wonder how many other times she’s been over there and we had no idea

    Me thinks Harry and Megan are just fine with the PR being put out there from both camps.

    And also think engagement is on the table because seriously would you continue to date someone that puts a story like this out there without your agreement? ( that goes both ways)

    When you date someone like Prince Harry and you start to reach the point where it’s getting serious I’m sure you have the talk. The one about how things are going to change and can you handle that ecetera.

    They’re making things public now in my opinion to get people more accustomed to the idea of them as a couple and I myself truly believe they’ve already discussed the engagement and where they see things going otherwise why go through all this trouble.

    Harry has put a lot of effort into things with Megan especially because she does not live in London. So he’s serious.IMO

    As for people who believe that Megan is playing the pr game and releasing these stories without Harry’s permission honestly do you believe Harry would stay with somebody that plays the Press game behind his back?

    Buckingham Palace is able to suppress photos taken of Harry and Megan on the balcony during their recent trip and he can’t have Megan’s ‘rogue’ PR shut down. Nope.

    • Luca76 says:

      well she was with him basically from after Christmas until she had to shoot in Canada then she went right back. I’ll go a step further than you and say they are unofficially engaged. To me the Suits ‘retirement’ pr was basically a neon sign that said they’re planning on getting married. This story is apparently from a sketchy source so it might not be true but I think she will be meeting the Queen sooner than later.

      • Sarah says:

        This is getting tiring. You all have NO idea what is going on here and then attack people who aren’t on board.
        And as a Flaming liberal, I always thought the point was to NOT see race. I have a question I would love for people to answer honestly: what if instead of #blackgirlmagic, people put #whitegirlmagic on other posts, like posts about Kate. They would, rightly, be crucified. I think it is really inappropriate to refer to her with that hashtag. She is more than her color.

      • what's inside says:

        I agree with you that they are in a committed relationship, probably engaged and grooming the public for the relationship through gradual small steps.

      • lobbit says:


        1. the #blackgirlmagic hashtag is about celebrating black women and girls in a world where they’ve been historically demonized or ignored. Does the #girlpower hashtag bother you as well?

        2. Your liberal politics are irrelevant – liberalism doesn’t confer an automatic understanding of racial identity. The point of anti-racist sentiment is not to be colorblind – it’s to EMBRACE and celebrate difference.

        3. It’s really inappropriate for you to police the methods that historically marginalized communities use to empower themselves.

      • Sarah says:

        @Lobbit, I disagree. We are supposed to strive for a color blind society, which #blackgirlmagic doesn’t do.
        Thanks for sharing your views, though.

      • Tina says:

        #teamlobbit #blackgirlmagic #acolorblindsocietyisadangerousmyth

      • Luca76 says:

        Lol Sarah I’ve never used the tag so I’m going to assume that you were talking to someone else but the idea of not seeing color or colorless society is implicitly saying you prefer to hold up the racism and a white ideal . I do find the black girl magic tag kind of silly and funny but considering that we as women of color have for centuries been dragged down and made to feel we were not to be valued you best believe that we have the right to celebrate ourselves. You don’t need a white girl magic tag because every damn day white beauty is cleaned elevated.

      • Sarah says:

        @luca, I don’t disagree that white beauty is continually elevated and that we are not yet a colorblind society — I have written about it for some magazines and on my own blog. However, because you are making some HUGE assumptions and calling me a racist because I find #blackgirlmagic almost counterproductive, I am not inclined to continue this discussion with you.
        It is amazing that people can’t disagree on the internet without being flamed, called racist, etc. How is it productive to call me racist when I am sure I agree with you on 99% of the issues out there?

      • Ravine says:

        No one called you racist, Sarah…

      • Tina says:

        @Sarah, what exactly is counterproductive about #blackgirlmagic? Why is it counterproductive for black girls to be celebrated?

    • Can'tRecall says:

      Yeah but who knows who leaked this story. I’m thinking it could be someone from the Do-little /Middleton camp to distract from William’s shenanigans. It doesn’t hurt to switch the conversation from how hard he is working to his love life either.

      Oh and agreed. There is no way Meghan is releasing stories w/out Harry’s consent. That’s just tumblr talk.

      • Sarah says:

        What if Meghan denies it is her team doing it? How would Harry know? Does William know that the Middletons continually leaked? I doubt it. As long as Meghan or Kate or Carole say, “Hey, it wasn’t me!!” – do you think William or Harry would believe they WERE doing it??

    • Dally says:

      No. the theoretical goal of a “color blind society” does not mean ignoring race, it means not discriminating on the basis of race. There will always be people of different races, and it would be bizarre, and a terrible disregard of history, to pretend it doesn’t exist, even if just as a social construct. I’m sick of people pretending that talking about race in any way is a sign of racism, and if we ignore it then it means racism has disappeared!

      • Sarah says:

        I’m not sure if you are assigning those characteristics to me, but I never said that, or meant what you are saying.
        I know that racism hasn’t disappeared. It makes me sick. That doesn’t mean that #blackgirlmagic doesn’t strike me as somewhat confrontational and condescending to women who aren’t black.
        Feel free to flame me, call me a racist like I was called above. Makes no matter, as I know who and what I am and what I stand for.

      • Ravine says:

        Someone says “#blackgirlmagic” about a fellow black girl, and you not only manage to make it about you, but you actually call it “confrontational and condescending”? O_O

        Yikes. I’d hate to see you during Gay Pride. All those “confrontational” gays, bullying the poor cis heteros with their public celebration of a still-threatened community!…

        All kidding aside: I used to be like you. I thought there was something arrogant about some of my friends’ increasingly defiant Facebook posts. Then I realized that my weird discomfort with POCs speaking up more, taking up more space in the mainstream, etc. was just the result of having grown up with white privilege. I wasn’t used to feeling “excluded” from any conversation, whereas POCs (in white-dominated countries anyway) are obviously used to it from birth. So the feeling of exclusion in white people shows up late, comes on strong, and doesn’t go away until you recognize it as a growing pain, a hangover of being on the winning side for a little too long without ever realizing it.

        And no, I’m not there yet. But I’m at least starting to figure it out. Step one: if someone is like, “this parade celebrates our difference and yes, that’s still very relevant,” or “seriously though, this hashtag is super positive for us, that’s why we choose to use it,” maybe just… take their word for it? Even if you don’t get it, maybe believe that what they’re saying is true? Because they’re the only ones who can judge that?… I dunno, seems pretty rational to me, but whatever.

      • Can'tRecall says:

        @Ravine…A standing ovation along with the tip of my cap.

      • noli says:

        @Ravine; +1000 bravo

    • R Rice says:

      She is trying to get pregnant so I would imagine they could try to hurry it up. She is getting old.

  14. Kitty says:

    Really the Daily Star? You guys believe them?

  15. Lilac says:

    That date night sounds super romantic! Maybe he proposed there. It would be perfect, IMO

  16. suze says:

    I don’t think either of these public people have PR camps that are leaky sieves like this. This is pure speculation and fan fiction.

    That said, I believe they are serious and spend a great deal of time together.

  17. Emily says:

    Prepare the Flying Elvi!

  18. Anne says:

    It is an old news. Someone tweeted it to Richard Palmer and asked him, if it is true and Palmer repilied: Who said that??
    Palmer doesn’t belive in that rumor (I mean: Mother Day, Queen ect..) it, but we will see, time will tell. But now MM is in London wiith H and they had a romactic date in museum,according to “The Sun” and Emily Andrews- I don’t know if the museum date it is true, but I’m sure that MM is with H now.

  19. TeamAwesome says:

    THIS is why I would want to be a “princess”. Not the clothes or vacations or swanning about redecorating things, but private museum trips and the strength of the British monarchy behind my charitable endeavors. And also: Honks for Harry!!!!

    • Anne says:

      Well I don’t want to be a princess. I’m a young woman, a scientist and I like quiet, pacefull life. Married man, who is a part of RF is far avay from pace.

    • Maria says:

      yeah! Honk, Honk, Honk!

      • Anne says:

        Yeah, yeah. I mean H is HOT and I could be his mistress fora short time, but not his wife. All that mess: Will, Kate, Charlie, Camilla (to be honest, I like Camilla very much). Look at Kate face- face tells all- I’m few years younger but she looks like my auntie.
        Marry a rich man is good thing but I would do like Amal Clooney (I love her pregnency fashion)

  20. Pinkie says:

    Mother’s Day in Britain IS this weekend.

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I love how that article makes it sound like they were out in public without anything on except for wooly hats…

  22. Who is pippa to rain on there parade .comon ma step in .he is your gawjus great grandson and what a lovely man 🍇cherry on the cake

  23. Froma says:

    @LOBBIT: Applause !

    @Sarah: There is no reason that #blackgirlmagic should trouble you; are you being purposefully dense? And I must have missed the memo that said that the march toward progress will be paved with colorblindness. Who sent it? When? Why?

    There is nothing wrong with seeing color so long as you don’t attach racist assumptions to it.