Meghan Markle may have been enjoying a romantic trip to London to visit her new beau, but Prince Harry's girlfriend could only stay a few days before jetting back to Canada. Duty called for the actress, who has to finish up shooting her starring role as paralegal and law student Rachel Zane on the legal drama Suits.
A source told the Express why the trip was so fleeting, explaining: "It was only a mini-break because she's got filming commitments.
"There's been a lot of talk of her being introduced to the Queen and Prince Charles but there simply hasn't been time."
Meghan arrived in London a few days after Prince Harry returned from Canada after spending four days with the actress.
Although the star didn't attend any official engagements with the Prince while in London, she was spotted shopping around Kensington Palace shortly after Prince Harryreleased a heartfelt statement requesting that the media respect her privacy.
"The past week has seen a line crossed," the statement read.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments."
It was speculated that Meghan would be joining the Prince at the England vs South Africa rugby match in Twickenham on Saturday, the fifth-in-line to the throne attended the game with Princess Charlene of Monaco after visiting the Rose and Poppy Gates to lay a wreath in tribute to those who had lost their lives in WW1.
Prince Harry has had a busy week as he has also announced that the 2018 Invictus Games, for which he is patron, will be taking place in Sydney, Australia. To announce the news, the 32-year-old shared a video where he tells Kylie Minogue the good news.