The progression of Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle's adorable relationship has been a hot topic of conversation the past few weeks—and with good reason. From Markle admitting that they're "in love" (much to everyone's satisfaction) to the couple's jealousy-inducing hand-holding PDA at the Invictus Games in Toronto, we're all dying to know if another royal wedding might be in the cards in the near future. False engagement rumors have already circulated, which have gotten our hopes up for nothing, but sources close to the couple report that "they're as good as engaged." While we continue to anxiously wait for Prince Harry to finally pop the question (get a move on!), rumor now has it that the couple might actually be taking their relationship to the next level.
Cue House Hunters: Royal Edition because sources hint that the couple could be moving in together. According to a report from Daily Mail, Prince Harry and Markle have been scoping out high-end homes in a small English region, the Cotswolds, conveniently only an hour away from London.
The royal family has close ties to this beautiful rural area, the site of William and Harry's childhood home, Highgrove House, where their father, Prince Charles, currently lives. Markle also seems smitten with the Cotswolds; friends of the couple reported that she's "entranced by its rustic charm." Sounds fitting for a future (hopefully) potential princess. The lovebirds would also have no shortage of fellow A-list neighbors, like Stella McCartney and David and Victoria Beckham, if they made the Cotswolds their home.
What exactly makes a house fit for a prince? Friends say Harry wants plenty of space for horses and a polo field, but nothing too extravagant. He also reportedly wants a nice kitchen, helipad, and a secluded space to host events. Markle's in the market for a property with plenty of outdoor space for her dogs and that's near the Soho Farmhouse, a private members club and hotel in Oxfordshire.
The couple currently lives thousands of miles apart, with Markle located in Canada and Prince Harry in England. So, it only makes sense that the long distance pair would check moving in together off their checklist at some point. Kate Middleton and Prince William also lived together in Wales before their marriage, which seems like some serious foreshadowing.
Could this potential milestone automatically mean an inevitable upcoming marriage for the beloved duo? We're crossing our fingers.