Meghan Markle's hint about romance with Prince Harry that everyone missed

Turns out, Meghan Markle's relationship with Prince Harry was right under our noses the entire time.

Though their romance wasn't confirmed until last October, the couple had been dating since early that summer -- and nobody had any idea! But, if we had been paying closer attention, maybe we would've realized that there was something there.

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In newly unearthed footage from the Create & Cultivate conference obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Markle dropped a hint about her new love during a Q&A session that flew right over everyone's heads.

"I flew in last night from London," she said at the October conference. "I'm leaving from here to go back to Toronto because we're filming."

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July 2016: Looking every bit the modern royal in an elegant red dress with a sweetheart neckline.

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June 2015: The playfulness of Markle's mesh top is offset by her chic matching wide leg trousers.

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 March 2016: Do we sense a Dior endorsement in the future?

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March 2016: Pulling off the exposed bra look without looking, er, common. Magic!

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March 2016: Girl lives for monochromatic, sheer, and showing her bra—and we're here for all of it (especially when it's this polished)!

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July 2016: Stolen from the Kate Middleton playbook, but made fresher.

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July 2016: Meghan also loves shorts suits, and they clearly love her.

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April 2016: Nailing cocktail elegance in Roland Mouret.

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 March 2016: A bit more WAG than HRH, but the accessories and beauty are on point!

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November 2015: We're pleased to introduce the newest royal on the block.

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Obviously, Markle could've been visiting London for reasons other than to visit her new boyfriend, but we're going to go ahead and guess that she spent a little time with her beau during her trip across the pond.

Another subtle clue that she was taken at the time? Her bracelet! During the appearance, she was also sporting the matching beaded bracelet that both she and Harry wear.

Since confirming their budding romance, Meghan and Harry have been the darlings of the media, and their insistence on privacy has only made fans even more curious about their relationship. They've only been spotted out in public together a handful of times, though they've visited each other in Toronto and London quite frequently.

Though Harry has introduced his ladylove to his brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, she has yet to snag a meeting with his beloved grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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File photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as Harry's girlfriend has been subject to a "wave of abuse and harassment" by the media, Kensington Palace has said in a statement.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actress Meghan Markle enters the 'Today Show' taping at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on July 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

Prince Harry arrive at the London Eye on World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2016 in London, England.

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TORONTO, ON - JUNE 09: Actress Meghan Markle attends Luminato Big Bang Bash 2016 held at the Hearn Generating Station on June 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Prince Harry plays rugby with children as part of the Coach Core sporting apprenticeships at National Ice Centre on November 6, 2016 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Meghan Markle attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit in New York October 28, 2014.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Prince Harry takes part in sports activities during a visit to celebrate the expansion of Coach Core at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actress Meghan Markle attends Glamour and L'Oreal Paris Celebrate 2016 College Women Of The Year at NoMad Hotel Rooftop on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Glamour)
Britain's Prince Harry arrives at Lord's cricket ground in London on October 7, 2016, to participate in a Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme event. Prince Harry, Patron, attended an event at Lord's Cricket Club to mark the expansion of the Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme. The Prince met with apprentices, coaches and some of the partners and supporters who are taking the successful programme to 100 partners across the UK by Spring 2017. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 31: Actress Meghan Markle attends the Instagram Dinner held at the MARS Discovery District on May 31, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Britain's Prince Harry attends the Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance for colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty, at the Metropolitan Police Training College in London, Britain October 20, 2016.

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actress Meghan Markle leaves the 'Today Show' taping at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on July 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

Actress Meghan Markle arrives on the red carpet for the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto, June 16, 2013.

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Prince Harry takes part in a training session during a celebration for the expansion of Coach Core at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 7, 2016 in London, England.

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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 28: Actress Meghan Markle attends the Roland Mouret private dinner at Corkin Gallery on April 28, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)

Actress Meghan Markle attends the USA Network and The Moth's Characters Unite Event at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California February 15, 2012.

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Britain's Prince Harry arrives for the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Wellington, Florida, U.S., May 4, 2016.

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