Hand in hand, Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle walk through the streets of London

Hand in hand, Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle walk through the streets of London as rumours of an impending engagement continue to grow.

The prince was pictured with the American-born divorcee, who has been spending a lot of time with him at Kensington Palace since the beginning of the year, after a romantic dinner at trendy private members’ club Soho House on Wednesday.

Harry, 32, was said by onlookers to be relaxed about being photographed with his new love, which is being seen by royal watchers as a sign of how seriously he is taking the relationship.

Another indication is that Miss Markle, 35, who is based in Canada where she films the hit television show Suits, has found a sitter for her dogs, Guy and Bogart, who live with her in Toronto.

Prince Harry and Meghan were photographed holding each other's hand as they left a trendy club in London last month

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were photographed holding each other’s hand as they left a trendy club in London

The couple had just left a club

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Prince Harry was wearing a beanie hat

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Prince Harry, who was wearing a beanie hat, was holding hands with Miss Markle after they left the club in Soho

The prince, 32, and his actress girlfriend Miss Markle, 35, were holding hands after they left the trendy venue 

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The prince, 32, and his actress girlfriend Miss Markle, 35, were holding hands after they left the trendy venue

Prince Harry, 32, was wearing a black blazer and blue beanie hat when he walked in Soho with his famous actress girlfriend

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Prince Harry, 32, was wearing a black blazer and blue beanie hat when he walked in Soho with his famous actress girlfriend

According to sources, she wants to spend as much time as she can in London with the Queen’s grandson before she has to return for filming commitments in March.

Once a prolific social media user, Miss Markle has become much more circumspect about the information she puts out, not least because Harry is wary of such public forums.

She failed to highlight a charity trip to India last month – although some handpicked media were in attendance, it is believed – and has not posted any photographs on Instagram since December 11.

One source told the Mail that she may well move to London permanently by the end of the year, once her filming commitments have finished, and the creators of the legal drama she stars in are already looking at ways to write her out. They say Harry has fallen ‘heads over heels’ for the actress and is desperately keen for the relationship to work.

The couple walked together before they got into a car which was waiting for them on Wednesday night 

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The couple walked together before they got into a car which was waiting for them on Wednesday night

Miss Markle was holding a clutch bag in her right hand when she walked next to the prince who was wearing a light blue shirt 

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Miss Markle was holding a clutch bag in her right hand when she walked next to the prince who was wearing a light blue shirt

The pair had just enjoyed a romantic dinner at trendy private members' club Soho House on Wednesday night

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The pair had just enjoyed a romantic dinner at trendy private members’ club Soho House on Wednesday night

After strolling through Soho, the pair then got into a parked car which was waiting for them 

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After strolling through Soho, the pair then got into a parked car which was waiting for them

Suits actress Miss Markle, 35, got in the vehicle first, followed by her 32-year-old boyfriend 

He has long wanted to settle down and have children, while Miss Markle is said to be equally keen on starting a family.

Both are said to have been enjoying living together like any ‘normal’ couple at Nottingham Cottage, Harry’s two-bedroom residence in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

One source said: ‘She is beautiful, accomplished, whip-smart and has all the humanitarian credentials that Harry so admires.

‘And although Meghan has her roots in the US and Canada, she is a keen traveller with a lot of friends in London, so moving over wouldn’t be too seismic.

‘The only issue would be getting [her dogs] Guy and Bogart settled permanently in the UK as the three of them come as a package.’

With the Queen due back from Norfolk next week, there is much speculation that the prince will take the opportunity to introduce his girlfriend to his grandmother, a sure sign that marriage is on the cards.

The couple were out on Wednesday

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They had just been to a club in Soho

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The prince was wearing a black blazer jacket and dark blue chinos when he walked with his girlfriend

The prince was pictured with the American-born divorcee, who has been spending a lot of time with him at Kensington Palace since the beginning of the year

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The prince was pictured with the American-born divorcee, who has been spending a lot of time with him at Kensington Palace since the beginning of the year

Harry, 32, was said by onlookers to be relaxed about being photographed with his new love

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Harry, 32, was said by onlookers to be relaxed about being photographed with his new love

They were pictured hand-in-hand leaving Soho House on Dean Street in London on Wednesday night 

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They were pictured hand-in-hand leaving Soho House on Dean Street in London on Wednesday night

Although these sorts of introductions normally take years to achieve, the Queen has a soft spot for her grandson and wants to see him happy.

Harry is due to spend several weeks in Toronto later this year when the Invictus Games, his Paralympic-style event for injured servicemen and women, is held there. But after that, the source suggests, Miss Markle could become a permanent fixture in London.

The couple met last July after being introduced by Soho House consultant Markus Anderson, a mutual friend. Since then barely a few weeks have gone by without them criss-crossing the globe to spend time together.

Last month they enjoyed their first holiday together, visiting the Norwegian fjords.

Going strong: It comes as friends of Harry and his actress girlfriend Miss Markle have said the pair are 'taking things to the next level and are practically living together'

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Meghan Markle has been settling into the English lifestyle

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It comes as friends of Harry and his actress girlfriend Miss Markle have said the pair are ‘taking things to the next level and are practically living together’

The royal residence: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's apartment in the background and Nottingham Cottage, where Prince Harry resides

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The royal residence – showing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s apartment in the background and Nottingham Cottage, were Prince Harry resides

According to a friend Miss Markle 'has always enjoyed spending time in London' but she is now 'really putting down roots'

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According to a friend Miss Markle ‘has always enjoyed spending time in London’ but she is now ‘really putting down roots’

He has long wanted to settle down and have children, while Miss Markle is said to be equally keen on starting a family.

Both are said to have been enjoying living together like any ‘normal’ couple at Nottingham Cottage, Harry’s two-bedroom residence in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

One source said: ‘She is beautiful, accomplished, whip-smart and has all the humanitarian credentials that Harry so admires.

‘And although Meghan has her roots in the US and Canada, she is a keen traveller with a lot of friends in London, so moving over wouldn’t be too seismic.

Hardly camera shy! Their dinner date at media haunt 

By Daily Mail Reporter

Soho House is perhaps an unlikely choice for a couple who might wish to remain discreet.

Membership of the trendy private club is limited to those who work in the creative industries – film, fashion, advertising, music, art and, of course, the media.

However the swanky haunt in Dean Street holds memories for Harry and Meghan, because it was where they first met.

The club has 18 branches around the world, including Berlin, Istanbul and Miss Markle’s adopted home town of Toronto.

The couple were this week spotted hand-in-hand after enjoying a dinner date at Soho House, the private members' club in West London where they met last year (pictured)

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The couple were this week spotted hand-in-hand after enjoying a dinner date at Soho House, the private members’ club in West London where they met last year (pictured)

The Dean Street branch, which is set over four floors of a Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse, has a courtyard, club bar, house kitchen, sitting room, top floor and a basement cinema and bar.

Membership that permits entry to all the club’s locations can cost in excess of £1,500 a year and prospective joiners must be nominated by two existing Soho House members.

Prince Harry and Miss Markle recently enjoyed minibreaks at Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds, as well as dinners and soirees at the Dean Street branch.

The original Soho House, on Greek Street, was founded in 1995 by Nick Jones, who is married to broadcaster Kirsty Young. It is currently closed for refurbishment.

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