Prince Harry took his girlfriend Meghan Markle for afternoon tea with the Queen, The Daily Mail reports. The couple travelled to Buckingham Palace last week for a private meeting with the Queen in her sitting room, which looks out at the palace gardens.
Meeting at 5pm, the group spent nearly an hour together. Those close to the Queen say she is very fond of her evening tea, which includes fruit, cake and sandwiches. She is known to drink her own blend of Assam or Darjeeling tea.
The gathering has sparked more rumours that Prince Harry and Markle will be announcing their engagement before the year is out. Earlier this week it was revealed that 36-year-old Markle has quit her job at on popular television show Suits, presumably to make way for royal life.
Next month the Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Harry is expected to announce his engagement with Markle after this.