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Prince Harry Is Dating Suits Actress Meghan Markle: Report

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Does Prince Harry have an American girlfriend?

The Sunday Express reports that the 32-year-old royal is dating Meghan Markle, an actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane on Suits.

“He’s happier than he’s been for many years,” a source told the British newspaper.

Although the source says the couple is taking the relationship slowly, Harry is said to be “besotted” with the brunette beauty.

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KGC-178/STAR MAX/IPx/AP; Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

“They are taking each week as it comes and just enjoying each other’s company but it’s fair to say that they love seeing each other and there’s a definite chemistry between them,” the insider said. “Harry has been desperate to keep the relationship quiet because he doesn’t want to scare Meghan off. He knows things will change when their romance is public knowledge but he also knows he can’t keep it a secret for long.”

“It’s too early to say if the relationship will lead to anything long-term but who knows?” the source continued. “At the moment they are just taking it a step at a time and seeing how things develop.”

The duo reportedly met while Prince Harry was in Toronto, where the legal drama is filmed, at the beginning of May to promote the 2017 Invictus Games. The 35-year-old Los Angeles native has posted several pics on Instagram from her trips to London over the summer.

Gutted to be leaving #London – Thanks for a yummy breakfast @anderson_markus @sohohouse

A photo posted by Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) on

Markle recently shared a photo in which she’s wearing beaded bracelets very similar to ones Harry has worn, leading many to speculate that they were a gift from her new beau.

#TBT to my solo trip to @sfhmembers #treatyourself #UK #sohohouse #farmhouse

A photo posted by Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) on

Markle’s rep did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and a Kensington Palace spokesperson says they “would not comment on private matters.”

Harry was previously linked to lawyer Chelsy Davy, whom he dated on-and-off for about seven years, and actress Cressida Bonas, with whom he parted ways in 2014.