After a year of dating Prince Harry, Meghan Markle had the chance to meet Queen Elizabeth II. The “Suits” actress previously met other royal family members, from Prince Charles to Prince William and Kate Middleton. Now, the time had come for her to see the monarch face to face.

On Sept. 3, Prince Henry of Wales took his 36-year-old girlfriend to Balmoral Castle in Scotland the sovereign summer residence. This came after their three-week stay in Botswana. The much-awaited meeting between Markle and Harry's grandmother finally happened.

The much-awaited meeting

"It went well,” a source close to Prince Harry told US Weekly. The insider added that it might be the start of many meetings Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II may have.

Prince Harry’s weekend was a success as he was finally able to introduce the one he loves to the person he cares about the most. Although it took his girlfriend a year to meet his grandmother, it seemed it was just a short wait compared to Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge waited for five years to meet Prince William’s granny.

Markle’s reaction

Meghan Markle was said to be a “little nervous” at the thought of meeting Queen Elizabeth II. Although she already knew that Prince Harry was preparing to introduce her to the monarch before the year ends, she can’t help but be anxious.

“He’s keen to make an introduction,” the 32-year-old prince’s pal told US Weekly this spring. "They are just waiting for the right time and the right time has come.' A source also said in the new issue of the magazine that the prince decided to take his girlfriend for a visit as he, too, hadn’t been home all summer. Aside from that, he really wanted Meghan Markle to meet Queen Elizabeth II.

The alleged engagement and a royal wedding

After the meeting, there are now swirling rumors that a royal wedding might happen soon.A source revealed that Prince Harry intended to propose to Meghan Markle during their vacation in Africa.

In fact, he allegedly created a ring using the diamonds from the late Princess Diana’s old brooch.

Another insider said that the prince chose to hide their engagement for a little while before they tell everyone. Allegedly, some palace aids are already starting to prepare for the announcement of their engagement.

“These things are planned well in advance,” the source continued to say. The insider added that it is not easy to reveal this kind of announcement. But, it is very evident that Prince Harry is happy and excited about the alleged forthcoming proclamation.