Prince Harry
Prince Harry is dating Suits actress Meghan Markle Reuters

Prince Harry is reportedly getting serious about his relationship with girlfriend, Meghan Markle. An American magazine is claiming that the couple are engaged.

An alleged source told Life & Style magazine: "They are head over heels in love and looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together."

"She won't wear it in public yet because they are trying to keep a lid on everything," the insider added.

"They want to marry as soon as possible, even next spring," the source continued.

Prince Harry and Markle reportedly met when the royal was in Toronto, where the American TV legal drama is filmed, to promote the 2017 Invictus Games in May. Adding on, the dating rumours thickened when the 35-year-old American beauty was pictured wearing a bracelet almost identical to Prince Harry.

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace had issued a statement raising concern about Markle's safety. The note read: "Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is 'the price she has to pay' and that 'this is all part of the game'. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his."

"He has asked for this statement to be issued in the hopes that those in the press who have been driving this story can pause and reflect before any further damage is done. He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly," the statement added.