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Prince Harry whisks Meghan Markle away on African holiday

  • Prince Harry, 32, has taken girlfriend Meghan Markle away for her birthday
  • The besotted prince is rumoured to be ready to propose, and this could be it
  • He has spent 'a long time' planning the romantic getaway, sparking rumours

By Rebecca Taylor For Mailonline

Published: 21:00 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 21:16 EDT, 4 August 2017

Prince Harry could be ready to propose to girlfriend Meghan Markle, as he whisks her away on a romantic holiday to mark her 36th birthday.

The loved-up pair were spotted boarding an aeroplane as they set off for an African adventure, and the romantic location has set the rumour mill on fire.

They looked casual as they strolled across the runway to jump onto the jet, with Harry in a checked shirt and cap, and Meghan in tight jeans and sandals.

Prince Harry cuddles up to girlfriend Meghan Markle at the polo in Coworth, Berkshire, earlier this year
Prince Harry cuddles up to girlfriend Meghan Markle at the polo in Coworth, Berkshire, earlier this year

Prince Harry cuddles up to girlfriend Meghan Markle at the polo in Coworth, Berkshire, earlier this year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they hold hands together on a date night while out in Londo
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they hold hands together on a date night while out in Londo

Meghan, left, watches Harry in a polo match in Berkshire in May, and right, the pair head out in London on a date

She was pictured clutching a present from her boyfriend, that appeared to be a large frame in bubble wrap.  

A royal source told the Sun: 'Harry has been planning this holiday for a long time.

'Who knows what will happen when they’re watching a sensational African sunset together? Maybe he’ll get down on one knee.

'Harry’s done a lot of conservation work in Africa with endangered el­e­phants and black rhinos and he’ll show them to the woman he wants to marry.' 

The actress has been married once before, but the pair are thought to be very serious, with lots of conversations about the future
The actress has been married once before, but the pair are thought to be very serious, with lots of conversations about the future

The actress has been married once before, but the pair are thought to be very serious, with lots of conversations about the future

Harry during a visit to a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham
Harry during a visit to a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham

Left, Meghan in New York before appearing on the Today show. She is celebrating her 36th birthday in southern Africa with Harry. Right, Harry during a visit to a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham

After wrapping filming for Suits, Meghan flew to London, where the pair then went onto southern Africa for their adventure.

They were spotted kissing on the tarmac before continuing their journey. 

Harry and Meghan are said to be very serious, having dated for more than a year.

The prince, 32, took Chelsy Davy to South Africa with him on a number on holidays before they split.  


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