Prince Harry confirms he is dating Meghan Markle: Read the full statement from Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has confirmed the dating news.

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Prince Harry is dating Suits actress Meghan Markle Reuters

Prince Harry is dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The 32-year-old British royal issued a statement raising his concern about Markle's safety.

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.

The note from Kensington Palace 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."

Meanwhile, Kate Middleton is reportedly excited to meet her brother-in-law's potential better half. A source told Us Weekly: "Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about."

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