After going public at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, close friends of the pair have revealed we're moments away from an official royal engagement announcement. "While Meghan may not be wearing a ring or a formal engagement announced, it's fair to say they're as good as engaged now," the pal told E! News. "They've spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already!"
Breaking down royal barriers, Harry, 33, left his official seat and joined Meghan, her mother Doria Ragland, their friends Jessica Mulroney, and the man who is believed to have set the couple, Markus Anderson, to watch the closing ceremony of his beloved Invictus Games. It was clear the Prince was completely at ease with the woman who will become his mother-in-law.
"This week wasn't the first time that Harry met Doria," the same insider shared to E!. "They actually met late last year so they're very close now. Doria sees Harry as one of the family and he sees her like family too." They added of their close bond: "Harry is has become close with all of Meghan's closest friends — Markus [Anderson,] the Mulroneys, these are people who have welcomed him with warm and open arms and he's really felt the love and protection."
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Meghan's insular circle were vital in keeping the exciting romance under wraps, with the family friend sharing, "When Meghan and Harry first began dating everyone did their best to help keep it a secret. The people Harry is surrounding himself with have already earned their trust."
Apparently during this Toronto trip Harry, Meghan, and Doria joined Jessica and her husband at their home for dinner, a regular occurrence when Harry is in town. "With Ben and Jessica they all became friends very early on," the friend revealed.
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