Meghan Markle asks Duchess Catherine to be her maid of honour

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Meghan Markle has reportedly asked the Duchess of Cambridge to be her maid of honour.

The 'Suits' actress is currently dating Prince Harry and though the couple have not got engaged just yet, it is speculated that a proposal is in the pipeline for the pair.

Although Meghan has not yet been asked by Harry to have her hand in marriage, the 36-year-old actress has already started to put plans in place for her big day, including inviting Duchess Catherine - who is married to Harry's older brother Prince William - to be her chief bridesmaid, Women's Day has reported.

It has been rumoured the brunette beauty sent her soon-to-be sister-in-law a rose gold diamond bracelet, which is believed to have cost Meghan over £1,000, alongside a note asking Catherine - who has four-year-old son Prince George and two-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte - to take on the important role.

This news comes shortly after the 33-year-old royal introduced his girlfriend to his grandmother Queen Elizabeth earlier this month when they returned from their three-week trip in Botswana and Zambia on September 2.

And it is believed the royal meeting went "well".

Speaking previously about the encounter, a source said: "Harry decided to take Meghan to visit as he hadn't been up yet all summer.

"He wanted to introduce Meghan to the queen. It went well. It'll no doubt be the first of many encounters. The entire weekend was a success. He was able to introduce someone he loves to someone he cares for deeply."

And alongside the growing speculation as to when Harry will pop the question is where the marital ceremony will take place, as it is believed the couple could tie the knot at Westminster Abbey even though Meghan was previously married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 until 2013.

Speaking previously the representative for Westminster Abbey said: "The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England."