Kate Middleton 'thrilled' to meet Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle

Kensington Palace confirmed Prince Harry is dating Meghan Markle.

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Prince Harry is dating Meghan Markle Reuters

Kate Middleton is reportedly excited to meet Meghan Markle. It was recently confirmed that Prince Harry is dating the Suits actress.

According to New Zealand's Woman's Day, the Duchess of Cambridge is 'thrilled' over the couple's romance. A source said: "Kate is thrilled that Harry has finally found a girlfriend who looks like being a keeper."

"She only wants the very best for her lovely brother-in-law - and Meghan looks like she fits the bill," the insider added.

The source continued: "[Catherine] remembers what it was like to date a prince and be the most talked about girl in the country. Meghan will need to keep things formal until invited to relax. Still, ultimately Kate will be telling her just to be herself."

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace confirmed the royal is officially dating the 35-year-old actress. 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.

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