Meghan Markle meets Queen Elizabeth for palace tea in her 'private sitting room': Report

Tea with the Queen? Don't mind if we do!

Prince Harry's girlfriend (and rumored fiance) Meghan Markle was recently privy to an afternoon most could never even dream of: She and her beau secretly met Queen Elizabeth for tea in Buckingham Palace's "private sitting room" for one very hush-hush hour.

The discreet meeting last Thursday hit the press a week later thanks to royals columnist Richard Kay, who said Harry "desperately wanted his grandmother" to meet Meghan.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games
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Meghan Markle (center, wearing dark red), girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, applauds during the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Meghan Markle, said to be Prince Harry's girlfriend, watches the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, September 23, 2017. Since the 'Suits' actress, 36, told Vanity Fair the couple are 'in love' in an interview published early this month, fans and the press have been eagerly awaiting an official appearance. According to his schedule, Queen Elizabeth II's grandson plans to stay at Markle's Toronto home for the entire eight days of the Games. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle (center, wearing dark red), girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, applauds during the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Meghan Markle (center, wearing dark red), girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, arrives to attend the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Meghan Markle (center, wearing dark red), girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, watches the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 23: First Lady Melania Trump cheers for the USA team, with Prince Harry, during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games at Air Canada Centre on September 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and Women (WIS). This year's games will bring together 550 competitors from 17 nations. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 23: U.S. first lady Melania Trump, Prince Harry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau clap during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games at Air Canada Centre on September 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and Women (WIS). This year's games will bring together 550 competitors from 17 nations. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 23: Prince Harry (center) with First lady Melania Trump, Sophie Gr�oire Trudeau and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the opening ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games at Air Canada Centre on September 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and Women (WIS). This year's games will bring together 550 competitors from 17 nations. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (first row, L) and his wife Maryna Poroshenko, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (first row, R) and his wife Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau, U.S. first lady Melania Trump (second row, L) and Britain's Prince Harry (second row, second from L), Governor General of Canada David Johnston (second row, second from R) and his wife Sharon Johnston (obscured) watch the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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It was an early evening affair around 5:00 PM, "the Queen's favorite part of the day," and she particularly likes when her grandchildren join her, the Daily Mail reported.

Meghan has now met just about every member of Prince Harry's family, leading many to speculate that the two may already be engaged. If not, the uptick in publicity indicates that an impending engagement is inevitable.

It's been more than six years since Harry's older brother, Prince William, wed longtime love Kate Middleton. The two had been together since college. In comparison, Harry's romance seems relatively short -- they began dating in July 2016 -- but according to numerous insider reports, they just fell fast!

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Duchess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry visit Princess Diana's memorial garden
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2L), his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and his brother Britain's Prince Harry (unseen), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017. Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (3L), his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and his brother Britain's Prince Harry (4L), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017. Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C), his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and his brother Britain's Prince Harry, shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they arrive to attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017. Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: (L-R) , Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017. Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C), his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L) and his brother Britain's Prince Harry (L), shelter from the rain beneath umbrellas as they attend an event at the memorial gardens in Kensington Palace, west London on August 30, 2017. Princes William and Harry prepared to pay tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of her death as wellwishers left candles and flowers outside the gates of her former London residence. The Princes visited the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to their late mother, Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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