Prince Harry’s girlfriend staying at Kensington Palace while taking a break from her work in Toronto

LONDON — ’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been spotted shopping in London as it emerged she has been staying with the Prince at Kensington this week.

The American , who stars in the television legal drama Suits, took time out from filming to spend time with the Prince at his London home.

Reports said the 35-year-old, who lives in Toronto, asked for a break from shooting after telling bosses she had “something important to do.”

She was pictured shopping on Kensington High Street on Thursday before walking back to the palace nearby.

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Prince Harry chats with a boy during his visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on Nov. 10, 2016.

It follows speculation that Markle has been advisers to discuss a strategy to cope with the huge attention she has been receiving since news of her relationship with Prince Harry broke last month.

The prince sets off on a two-week official tour of the shortly on behalf of the Queen.

Markle said recently that once she has finished filming the new series of Suits, she will spend December visiting friends and family, which would be certain to include the Prince, whom she began dating in the summer.

Earlier this week, Harry, 32, confirmed that he has been in a relationship with the Markle for “a few months.” Kensington Palace released a statement defending the actress against Internet trolls and appealing for privacy, which was also interpreted as a sign that the couple are about to be reunited.

The statement also said the Prince was “worried about Ms. Markle’s safety” and “deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.”

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On Thursday, the Prince made his first public appearance since the world became aware of his relationship with Markle.

Together with his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, he visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, where 60,000 small wooden crosses have been planted in memory of individual service personnel who have died fighting for their country.

Wearing his Household Division frock coat and forage cap, the Prince looked relaxed and happy as he shared jokes with fellow veterans at the annual event.

They included Staff Sgt. Robert Nicholas, a bomb disposal expert from the Corps of Royal Engineers, who personally the Prince for the protection he gave those on the in his role as an Apache helicopter pilot during his tour of .

The soldier, who has served many times in Afghanistan and Iraq during his 18-year military career, said: “We were vulnerable on the ground and he’s provided that support. I just thanked him myself for that protection he gave everyone while he was there.”

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace released details of the Prince’s forthcoming tour of the Caribbean, which begins on Nov. 20 and lasts until Dec. 4, in seven island nations.

A visit to Barbados will include a meeting with the singer Rihanna at a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Barbados’s independence from the U.K. It remains a Commonwealth realm, with the Queen as its head of state.

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