Prince Harry of Wales is back on the market. The Prince and his girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, have called it quits.
According to source close to the couple, the 32-year-old Prince Harry and the 35-year-old Meghan ended their relationship 3 days ago.
The source revealed, “They both decided it was a good idea to break up. They are staying friends and are on good terms. They broke up 3 days ago.” The last time the privacy-hungry Prince Harry was spotted with his American girlfriend was at Pippa Middleton’s private wedding reception.
Actress Meghan Markle did not attend the main church ceremony in rural England at which Middleton married financier James Matthews, but she did attend the evening reception. She and Harry were photographed driving up to Middleton’s parents’ estate for the lavish soiree, which was off-limits to the press.
Several sources confirmed that Markle was in attendance at the evening reception held in a specially constructed glass “palace” in the garden of Michael and Carole Middleton’s mansion in Bucklebury, England. And one photo, published Sunday on the front page of The Sun newspaper, showed Harry at the wheel of an Audi with Markle by his side.
Harry, 32, has been dating Markle since last year. He confirmed the relationship in November when he complained about intrusive press coverage.
The 35-year-old Markle plays ambitious paralegal Rachel Zane in the hit U.S. television drama “Suits.” Speculation had been rife that Pippa Middleton would waive her rumoured “no ring no bring” wedding rule for Markle, meaning the bride-to-be had requested that guests bring only fiances or spouses.
And while some couples did flout the rule — Middleton and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James brought girlfriend Donna Air and Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, brought longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank — Markle was a no-show at the ceremony itself at St. Mark’s Church in the nearby village of Englefield.
Royal observers speculated that the decision was taken by Harry and Markle themselves that her appearance at the tiny country church might steal the show on Middleton’s big day.