Prince Harry Attends Rugby Match Without Girlfriend Meghan Markle But He Was Joined by a Princess

Kensington Palace confirmed this week the prince is dating the Suits actress

By Sara Kitnick, Corinne Heller Nov 12, 2016 7:56 PMTags
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Prince Harry was widely expected to go public with his relationship with new girlfriend and American Suits star Meghan Markle Saturday but alas, it was not meant to be.

The British prince was spotted cheering on England's team during its match against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium in London Saturday, standing beside Charlene, Princess of Monaco. The wife of Prince Albert II was raised in South Africa. Markle was not spotted. She was not even in the country, but rather in Toronto at the time, E! News has learned exclusively.

Harry, who is the Vice Patron of the English team, was seen congratulating the athletes after their 37-21 win against South Africa.

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It was first reported in late October that Harry and Meghan had begun dating and a rep for Kensington Palace, his and his brother Prince William's family home, confirmed the relationship in a statement this week. The two have not yet been photographed in public together.

On Friday, Harry attended the Armistice Day Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England. Later that night, Harry was spotted dining out with friends, also without Meghan, a source told E! News exclusively.

On Thursday, Harry visited the Fields of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London with his grandfather and reigning Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Meghan was spotted Thursday walking alone down a street near Kensington Palace, while carrying Whole Foods bags. The palace has not commented about whether or not she stayed at the royal residence, as it was recently reported.