She’s reportedly already met the Queen.

And rumours are that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been discretely looking for a place to move in together.

Now talk of a royal wedding is reaching fever pitch as aides have been asked to officially start preparations, it has been claimed.

Senior members of the Royal Family have been asked to make weekend dates in 2018 available, according to a reliable source on Sunday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently announced they are expecting a third child next year.

Kate Middleton’s due date is believed to be some time in April so any royal wedding would have to be held after that.

But it appears a question of if, not when.

Meghan Markle is said to have already been introduced to Harry’s grandmother.

It’s said that the Prince took the Suits actress to meet the Queen over tea at Buckingham Palace.

Harry, 33, and Meghan , 36, apparently said down with HRH for an hour in her private sitting room.

As Meghan has been married before, Harry must ask the Queen’s permission to wed his intended.

The couple met 18 months ago at the Invictus Games in Florida.

And according to a source, they arrived at the palace in a car with blacked-out windows just before 5pm last Thursday. The source says Prince Philip wasn’t there.

Sources say Harry has spoken to his grandmother over the summer, while at Balmoral, to arrange a meeting between her and Meghan.

It comes after it was claimed Harry and Los Angeles-born Meghan, who is rumoured to have recently quit legal drama Suits, have been house hunting in the UK.

The royal has reportedly been spotted checking out country piles in the Cotswolds, meaning he and his actress girlfriend would be rubbing shoulders with the Chipping Norton set, which famously comprises of the likes of the Beckhams, Kate Moss and Stella McCartney.