Prince Harry spotted out with girlfriend Meghan Markle as they see Peter Pan in West End

Prince Harry spotted out with girlfriend Meghan Markle as they see Peter Pan in West End


Prince Harry spotted out with girlfriend Meghan Markle as they see Peter Pan in West End

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed on a romantic trip to the theatre
  • They watched The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in London 
  • Comes two days after they were seen buying a Christmas tree together

Stephanie Linning

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Joseph Curtis For Mailonline

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Rebecca English, Royal Correspondent for the Daily Mail

Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle looked every inch the loved-up couple as they enjoyed a romantic trip to the theatre last night.

Harry, 32, and Miss Markle were seen strolling hand-in-hand through the heart of London’s West End before watching the critically-acclaimed play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre.

The couple have kept a low-profile since Miss Markle arrived in London on Monday, although they broke cover to pick out a Christmas tree together.

The actress is believed to be spending the week at Harry’s Kensington Palace cottage before flying home this weekend in time for Christmas.

Meanwhile the prince will join other senior royals for traditional celebrations at Sandringham, the Queen’s country estate in Norfolk. 

Prince Harry, left, and girlfriend Meghan Markle, right, looked every inch the loved-up couple as they enjoyed a romantic theatre date last nigh

Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, left, and girlfriend Meghan Markle, right, looked every inch the loved-up couple as they enjoyed a romantic theatre date last night in the heart of London’s West End

The official Twitter account for the Curious Incident for the Dog in the Night-time posted this message today, confirming Prince Harry attended a performance last night

The official Twitter account for the Curious Incident for the Dog in the Night-time posted this message today, confirming Prince Harry attended a performance last night

Last night the couple drew double takes from Christmas shoppers as they walked down some of London’s busiest streets wearing matching beanie hats and winter coats, the Sun reported.

It is understood they secured last-minute tickets for the 7.30pm performance of the Curious Incident, which is based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon. 

It was initially thought the couple had watched comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong but the team behind the Curious Incident confirmed Prince Harry was in the audience last night.

The official Twitter account for the Curious Incident posted: ‘We were delighted to welcome HRH Prince Harry to last night’s performance at The Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.’ 

A National Theatre spokesperson later confirmed the visit to MailOnline. 

Miss Markle, 35, is currently enjoying a few months off from filming US legal drama Suits. After just a week apart from her boyfriend, the actress hopped on a plane to London for a week of festive activities.

The couple are understood to have secured last-minute tickets for the 7.30pm performance of the National Theatre production at the Gielgud Theatre, pictured in file image

The couple are understood to have secured last-minute tickets for the 7.30pm performance of the National Theatre production at the Gielgud Theatre, pictured in file image

They last saw each other in Toronto, where Miss Markle is based, after Prince Harry made a 1,700-mile detour on his way home from an official tour of the Caribbean.

But while there is every sign the relationship is serious, royal experts have said it is still unlikely that the couple will be spend Christmas Day together.

Miss Markle is expected to spend the day with her family while Harry will join his grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, at Sandringham. 

It would be unprecedented if Miss Markle attended as the invite is usually reserved for close family. 

Kate Middleton only made her first appearance at Sandringham in 2011, the year she married Prince William.

Royal expert Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine and author of the Queen’s speech, said a Royal Christmas would be ‘too stressful’ for Miss Markle.

Ms Seward told MailOnline: ‘At Sandringham it is only close family and occasionally very close friends. 

Miss Markle was out with a friend in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday but later flew to London. She is believed to be staying with Prince Harry in his cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace

Miss Markle was out with a friend in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday but later flew to London. She is believed to be staying with Prince Harry in his cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace

The couple have kept a low-profile but were spotted picking out a Christmas tree together at Pines and Needles in Battersea Park, south London, pictured, on Monday 

The couple have kept a low-profile but were spotted picking out a Christmas tree together at Pines and Needles in Battersea Park, south London, pictured, on Monday 

‘It is not a moment to bring girlfriends. It would be too stressful. They all have their own in-jokes, their own little traditions.’ 

She added California-native Miss Markle might also struggle with cultural differences.  

‘Americans are different. They have different ways of thinking and they are different. 

‘So for somebody from a flat in LA to be with [the Royal Family] it would be like being in outer space.’ 

However she said it would be possible for Kate and William to invite her to join them at Anmer Hall, their home on the Sandringham estate. 

‘Kate and William might invite her. It depends if they have got room. It is family first but there is no reason for them not to invite her.’

Ms Seward added it was likely the Queen would advise her grandson to ‘take it gently’ if asked about the romance.

‘It cannot go wrong because it reflects so badly on the institution of the monarchy. 

‘Unfortunately, everything Harry does reflects on the monarchy. And that is just the way it is. Therefore everything Meghan does also slightly reflects on the monarchy.’

Ms Sewar added: ‘The bottom line is Harry will protect her.’  

Published at Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:48:48 +0000