In the wake of Prince Harry's new relationship to Suits actress Meghan Markle being revealed, the royal has scrapped a secret trip he had planned to visit his new lover in Canada yesterday (30 October).
The Evening Standard reports that the 32-year-old prince was booked on Flight BA0093 at 11.30am from Heathrow to Toronto on Sunday – but his six-month relationship with the US actress broke in the press – forcing him to cancel his plans at the eleventh hour. This could be due to concerns that the paparazzi would be waiting for him in both London and Toronto.
A source told the publication: "The flight was booked last week but he was a no-show."
"The crew for the British Airways flight knew the Prince was booked to travel with them. It appears he pulled out at the last minute and decided not to travel," they added.
Harry met the 35-year-old American – who plays Rachel Zane in the hit US television show Suits – while visiting Toronto in May to promote his Invictus Games. It has since been reported that he is "besotted" with the star and has introduced her to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The pair have since been spotted wearing matching bracelets which have led to reports claiming they have confirmed their romance. She recently shared a picture of her wearing the jewellery on a trip to Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire. Its blue, white and black colours symbolise friendship, fearlessness and independence.
It is possible that the pair bonded over their passion for humanitarian causes; alongside her acting, Markle is an ambassador for World Vision Canada and an advocate for United Nations Women. But Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, may not approve of his new love because Markle is divorced after splitting from ex-husband Trevor Engelson in August 2013. Read more about Meghan Markle here.