The Suits actress is turning 36 on August 4, and Hello! reports that Markle flew to London last week to spend the birthday with boyfriend Prince Harry in his home. Another attendee of the Markle birthday bash? Her mother, who reportedly flew out to join the party. No word on whether this is the first time Markle's mom has met the prince, but we already know how serious the couple is. (He reportedly requested permission from the queen to propose and got an affirmative.)
The birthday celebrations also come at another special time for the couple: their first anniversary. Could this mean that an engagement is actually imminent? A combination anniversary and birthday would be the perfect time, especially if Markle's family is showing up to the festivities. Still, we might not want to get our hopes up too soon. Not only did we get a very royal response from the actress when a fan asked about impending marriage (i.e., we got no information), but Prince Albert of Monaco also warned that the couple hasn't fully faced the media scrutiny yet. He said, "I can’t imagine how that will be on them, on her. Being an actress, in a way, gets you a little prepared, but nothing really can prepare you for the constant pace of it. Particularly now that the pace has changed so much. It’s hard for anyone to handle."
But, don't worry. Prince Albert also said, "The only kind of advice I can offer is the British expression 'Keep calm and carry on.'" Seems like they're doing just fine.