Meghan Markle joined Prince Harry at the opening of Invictus Games

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, watched the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday (September 23, 2017).

Ever since the Suits actress, 36, told Vanity Fair the couple are “in love” in an interview published early this month, fans and the press have been eagerly awaiting an official appearance.

Although the couple did not sit next to each other, the recent outing marked the actress’ first official engagement with her royal boyfriend after they had dated for more than a year.

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According to his schedule, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson plans to stay at Markle’s Toronto home for the entire eight days of the Games.

Prince Harry, 33, sat next to U.S. First Lady Melania Trump who wore a monochrome Dior suit. They were joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s President Poroshenko in the VIP box. Meanwhile, Meghan sat next to her friend Markus Anderson who reportedly introduced her to the royal.

Meghan was 18 seats to Harry’s left and 3 rows in front of him. The Suits actress who was in Toronto filming her TV show looked lovely in a purple dress with a plunging neckline and had a leather jacket draped over her shoulder to keep herself warm. She was all smiles, clapping and cheering on the athletes.

“We’re two people who are really happy and in love,” she said of their relationship. “I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”

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About 550 competitors from 17 countries are slated to compete in 12 sports over the next week at the Invictus Games.

Check out photos of Harry from the event below:

Invictus Games Toronto 2017 - Day 2
CREDIT: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation
Britain's Prince Harry prepares a scarf for a Romanian team member
CREDIT: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
Invictus Games Toronto 2017 - Day 2
CREDIT: Claus Andersen/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation
Invictus Games Toronto 2017 - Day 2
CREDIT: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation
Invictus Games Toronto 2017 - Day 2
CREDIT: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

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