Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make Their First Public Appearance at the Invictus Games

So we can start planning the wedding now, right?

Updated 09/24/17

It's still date night even if you're not sitting next to each other, right? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were rumored to be making their very first public appearance together this weekend at Toronto's Invictus Games, and they technically did...just not side by side.

Toronto, along with the rest of the world, was eagerly awaiting the start of the Invictus Games, the international paralympic-style sporting event for wounded veterans. With the games taking place in Toronto this year, the big question leading up to the event was if actress Meghan Markle would arrive on the arm of the Invictus Games's founder, her boyfriend, Prince Harry of Wales.

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games
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With her hit legal series Suits filming in the Canadian city, Markle calls Toronto her home, so it was expected for the actress to make an appearance at the event's opening ceremony—which would mark the Invictus Games as the first public appearance Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would make as a couple. And although they both attended the international sporting event, we didn't get the cute couple photos we had hoped for.

Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games
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While both Markle and Prince Harry were in attendance for the opening ceremony, the royally-adorable duo did not sit together or even in the same row. The couple sat four rows apart in the stands as they cheered on the athletes. But despite the distance, the Prince did look over at his love as the Canadian nation anthem played, The Washington Post reports. So we can start planning the wedding now, right?

Even with the four rows between them, sources say Markle and Prince Harry are heading down the aisle. After all, the woman already has the royal stamp of approval! A source previously revealed to Us Weekly that the pair recently took a major step in their relationship—meeting the fam. Allegedly, Markle met her royal beau's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, earlier this month.

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