When the world first learned that Prince Harry is dating Meghan Markle, the breathless rumors originating in the tabloids and circulating on social media indicated that the couple couldn’t wait to get to the altar.

At first, it was said that Harry and Meghan would get engaged in the spring.

Shortly thereafter, the date was pushed back, and it was widely reported that Harry would pop the question “sometime this summer.”

Meghan Markle in 2015

Now, the engagement talk seems to have come to a stop completely.

So naturally, the gossip pendulum has swung in the other direction, and royal watchers are now claiming that Harry and Meghan have entered a cooling off period.

Part of the basis for that speculation is that Harry and Meghan recently went several weeks without seeing one another.

Following Pippa Middleton’s wedding on May 20, the pair reportedly spent a few days together in London and then returned to their separate continents.

During that time, the folks who apparently receive round-the-clock GPS data on Harry and Meghan became concerned that the couple was growing apart,

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But it looks like thr reports of Harkle’s death were greatly exaggerated, as we now know that the two of them spent much of the past week together in Toronto.

“They hadn’t been together for a while, so it was exciting for both to see each other,” a source close to Meghan tells E! News.

“Harry had planned to fly out this time as he felt it was unfair for Meghan to always be the one flying around, and she’d just come back from the U.S.”

Not surprisingly, the high-profile couple spent most of their time at Meghan’s home, where they “relaxed” and spent evenings “cooking meals together and eating outside in the garden a lot.”

“It’s Meghan’s favorite ‘room’ in the house,” the insider says of Markle’s backyard.

“She calls it a room because it’s the perfect patio space.”

Meghan Markle Sparkles

Obviously, the truly shocking part of this story is that Meghan’s favorite part og her house is the patio.

The woman lives in Toronto!

That means her favorite part of her house is accessible like three weeks out of the year!

It’s a pretty tragic situation, when you think about it.

Basically, Meghan is like a real estate Sleeping Beauty and marrying Harry and becoming a princess is the only thing that can make up for the suffering she’s endured up to this point.