Prince Harry turns 33 today, just one week before the start of this year’s Invictus Games, which he founded.
The 2017 games will be held in Toronto, Canada, where Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle lives.
Markle, an American actress, is expected to make an appearance at some point during the games to show her support for Harry.
Earlier this year, Markle watched Harry play in a polo match in the U.K. and was Harry’s guest at the wedding reception for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. An appearance at the Invictus Games would be the first time Markle accompanies Harry while he carries out official royal duties, another sign that an engagement is increasingly likely.
Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 to raise awareness about the challenges wounded service members face and allow them to compete internationally against other soldiers with whom they served.
The Paralympic-style sporting event has become a deeply personal mission for Harry, who was known as Capt. Wales during his 10 years in the British Army. He has hosted the Games in London and Orlando and will lead the opening ceremony for the 2017 games in Toronto next week.
Toronto has been home to Markle, a California native, for the past several years during her starring run on the television show “Suits.”
Kensington Palace recently released details of Harry’s itinerary during the Invictus Games but did not confirm Markle’s attendance, or which event she would be likely to attend. Markle is believed to be in production shooting “Suits” in Toronto when the Invictus Games start.
Harry and Markle began dating last summer, just before before Harry turned 32. The two traveled to Africa together in August to celebrate Markle’s 36th birthday.
Speculation swirled that Harry was likely to pop the question in Africa, a continent that he has described as his “second home.” While no engagement has been announced, Markle recently opened up about her relationship with Harry, calling it a “great love story.”
“We’re a couple,” she told Vanity Fair in its October issue. “We’re in love.”
Markle said of keeping their relationship private, “I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time….