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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attend West End Play for Their First Public Date

( [email protected] ) Dec 19, 2016 09:42 AM EST
After months of dating, American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been photographed together for the first time.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were photographed on their way to watch a play. Twitter/TheSun

A month after Prince Harry himself confirmed their relationship; Meghan Markle was finally photographed together with Harry while they attended a play together in London's West End. 

The American actress, who stars as Rachel Zane in "Suits," has been dating Harry for a few months, and last week they attended the critically-acclaimed play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the  Night-Time." The couple was seen holding hands and smiling, with the prince doing most of the talking while the 35-year old actress kept her head down while listening to her beau talk animatedly. 

Even though they have been dating for several months, the couple has kept a relatively low profile about their relationship. It was only in November when Kensington Palace released a statement where the Prince talked about his disgust for the press, which he deemed was harassing his girlfriend. Meghan Markle, who is American, was reportedly being stalked by the paparazzi, and there are also who are targeting her due to her biracial ethnicity. Prince Harry has many obligations as a royal, and he is worried for her safety, given that he cannot be with hr all the time. 

Meghan Markle, meanwhile, recently opened up about her struggles of growing up biracial in America. She has a Caucasian father and an African American mother who have been divorced since she was young. The actress penned an article in Elle UK where she related a confusing time in her childhood when she had to answer a consensus survey fro school. She did not know what to check in the question for ethnicity, which only had black or white as choices. She left the square blank not out of defiance, despite being told by her teacher to choose white, given her looks. She left it blank because she was confused.

Meghan also opened up about having a hard time auditioning and getting roles in Hollywood. She remembers being told that she was not white enough for white roles, or she was not black enough for black roles. But things have worked out after some time, as she finally had her break playing Rachel Zane is "Suits."

The latest report about the couple is that they will not be spending Christmas together even though they are getting serious. Prince Harry even went to see Meghan in Toronto after his Caribbean tour, and barely a week later Meghan is with Harry in London. But Meghan is back home while the prince is expected to be with the rest of the royals for the traditional holiday celebration in Norfolk. It's usually just family and friends who make an appearance at Sandringham House, as even Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, only went there when she married Prince William.  

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