Meghan Markle made headlines late last week for doing a spot of grocery shopping at Kensington High Street's Whole Foods – which is a stone's throw away from Kensington Palace – during her visit to the UK to spend time with boyfriend Prince Harry.

After postponing filming on US paralegal drama Suits – whereby she plays Rachel Zane – and telling show bosses that she had "something important to do," Markle jetted into the UK for a two-day mini-break to see her prince.

It has now emerged that the actress and humanitarian departed London on Thursday (10 November) – putting a stop to the speculation that Harry was planning to introduce her to his grandmother, the Queen, over the weekend. If Harry had introduced Markle to Her Majesty, it would naturally be presumed that the relationship would result in marriage.

It was also suggested that the 35-year-old would accompany the prince to attend England's rugby match against South Africa at Twickenham on Sunday (13 November). But Harry, 32, sat next to Charlene, Princess of Monaco, at the sporting event as Markle returned to her home base of Toronto to resume work on the hit television series, which she has starred in since season one.

It appears as though the new royal couple like to spend as little time apart as possible, since Markle's visit comes just days after Harry jetted to the Ontario capital to spend four days with his girlfriend of five months over Halloween.

|11.10.16|- Her staying with Harry in London is the clearest indication yet that the relationship between the divorcee and the fifth in line to the throne is 'serious'. And the timing of Miss Markle's visit is hugely significant, not least because it appears she was in the UK when Harry publicly declared his love for her. She is taking time off from filming her popular US television legal drama, Suits, to be with him, telling her producers she had 'something important' to do.  William is currently in residence as he undertakes official duties in London, meaning it is inevitable that the two will have been introduced. He is due to be joined by Kate to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night, followed by the official ceremony at the Cenotaph on Sunday. Prince Charles is flying back from Bahrain today and will be in London over the weekend with his wife Camilla.  And, unusually, the Queen and Prince Philip will be in London for the next few days too. That means Harry could take the opportunity to introduce his girlfriend to his entire family.

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A source told the Daily Express: "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."

Markle followed the royal tradition of buying groceries from high-priced food store Whole Foods last week, which is a short walk from Kensington Palace and is underneath the Daily Mail's offices.

She was pictured departing the three-storey organic produce store with two filled-up shopping bags as she made her way back to the palace. She was pictured wearing the same rusty-hued baseball cap that Prince Harry often wears to go shopping at his local Waitrose, in a failed bid to disguise herself.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh open the Francis Crick Institute on November 9, 2016 in London, England Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

While she was out shopping, Harry appeared solemn as he commemorated fallen soldiers at the Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey with his grandfather, Prince Philip.

On Tuesday (8 November), Harry sent out a shocking statement which erupted the world of royal reporting in regards to the safety of his girlfriend Markle.

The letter read: "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." See the full statement here.

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