- Meghan Markle is seen for the first time since her nascent romance with Prince Harry was revealed
- Actress, 35, was seen outside her Toronto home and declined to comment on relationship with 32-year-old Prince
- Police and private security are now guarding her home in a neighborhood of the Canadian city where she is filming
- He is said to have spent Halloween in Toronto, partying with her at the discreet members' club Soho House
- Markle is an American actress who stars in Suits, the legal drama
- Social activist runs her own lifestyle blog and has written about her pride in her mixed-race heritage
- Her mother, a 60-year-old social worker in Los Angeles has declined to comment
She walked briskly from her front door to the waiting minivan while Toronto police looked on.
The Suits actress' months-long affair with Harry was revealed at the weekend.
There was no sign of the Royal at her two-story house in a quiet, upmarket suburb of Toronto.
Markle, who is from Los Angeles, has been living in Canada for several years while shooting TV show Suits.
Here she is: Meghan Markle steps out for the first time at her Toronto home
All smiles: The 35-year-old actress declined to comment on her nascent romance
On her way to work: Markle is the star of legal drama Suits and is filming in the city
Happy to be seen: Markle left her home in a leafy Toronto neighborhood, the first time she has been seen in public since the
Closely guarded: Toronto Police are now keeping watch on the actress's Canadian home
Security concern: The actress was visited by police amid concerns her new public profile may be a security issue
Not seen together yet: The Prince and the actress are said to have partied at a private members' club but have still to be photographed as an item.
The actress has posted a series of romantic images on Instagram since it emerged she had been dating Harry.
She posted a romantic picture of two bananas 'spooning' after news of their relationship broke.
But in her first published interview since then she told the Toronto Sun: 'My cup runneth over and I'm the luckiest girl in the world'.
A 'besotted' Harry, 32, met the actress at a charity event and sent her messages until she said she would meet up with him - and, following a number of dates, the pair are now said to be 'serious' about one another.
They are reported to have spent several days together in Toronto, including a Halloween night at the
But it has emerged that Meghan may have still been with her ex-boyfriend of two years, Canadian chef Cory Vitiello, when she first met Harry and he began pursuing her.
A friend said: 'They are the real deal. He definitely pursued her and besieged her with texts until she agreed to a date.
'He is very full-on but she was going through quite a tough time with her previous boyfriend and she was very flattered.
'He's head over heels and she feels the same.'
The 35-year-old actress, who is best known for her role as Rachel Zane in US legal drama Suits, is believed to have charmed the royal when he visited Toronto in May.
Last night, shortly after news of their blossoming romance broke, Meghan posted a picture of two loved-up bananas 'spooning' on Instagram, with the caption 'Sleep tight'
Fashion range: As well as acting, Markle has a fashion range which retails for less than Canadian $100 - $75 or $60
Risque: The actress strips down to her underwear in a steamy scene from US drama Suits - she says her mother taught her: 'Never give the milk away for free'
Toronto Police said the actress had called them to her home. She was driven from her home in a minivan accompanied by what appeared to be TV production staff.
A separate security guard with Avonte Security waited on a side street.
He told DailyMail.com that 'they were not at home' and that he was there to protect the property.
Earlier in the day, the actress had swept into her garage in a black SUV.
Markle had not been seen in public since her romance was disclosed, while her mother, to whom she is close, had also declined to comment.
Social worker and yoga therapist Doria Ragland, 60, said she had 'no comment to make, none at all' when approached by DailyMail.com at her home in Los Angeles.
Markle has said she is 'the luckiest girl in the world'. She also described herself as a 'brash American' with strong opinions in her first interview since her affair with Harry emerged.
The actress has also said that she had become concerned about the number of Suits sex scenes she has starred in and says she avoids skimpy clothes because her mother warned her to 'never give the milk away for free'.
Markle remains close to her mother, who divorced her father Thomas, 72, when she was six, and is often seen with her on the red carpet.
Thomas, a lighting director, is currently thought to be in Mexico and recently filed for bankruptcy after racking up debts of $30,000 (£24,000).
Discreet: Meghan Markle's mom Doria Ragland smiled and laughed when asked about her daughter's romance but said: 'I really can't say anything.'
Red-carpet appearance: Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Radlan were pictured by Bella New York magazine - www.bellanyc.com - at an event for United Nations women's day in March 2015
Doria, who also filed for bankruptcy herself in 2002 over a $52,750 credit-card bill, appears to be the one of the defining influences in her daughter’s life.
Writing in an article about her background, Markle addressed being mixed race, saying: 'While I could say Pennsylvania and Ohio, and continue this proverbial two-step, I instead give them what they're after: "My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African-American."'
Meghan wrote of her childhood and her mum and dad's mixed-race marriage on her website: 'I like to think he was drawn to her sweet eyes and her Afro, plus their shared love of antiques,' she writes. 'Whatever it was, they married and had me.
Markle also has an older half-sister, Samantha, who claimed Harry 'would be appalled' if he knew about the 'narcissistic and selfish' actress' treatment of her father, who is now bankrupt.
Meghan has posted a series of romantic images on Instagram since it emerged at the weekend that she had been dating Harry.
Don't give your milk away for free: Markle says she was given the advice by her mother about the skimpy outfits her role involves
Meghan stripped down to her underwear in the hit show and the clip from 2014 then went viral
On Tuesday night, shortly after news of their blossoming romance broke, Meghan posted a picture of two loved-up bananas 'spooning' on Instagram, with the caption 'Sleep tight'
One royal source suggested the pair are in a relationship but it is still considered 'very early days'.
The prince, 32, also follows the actress on the picture sharing website Instagram using a pseudonym.
Intriguingly, Harry, who publicly professes to hate social media, is one of her million followers and she also follows him.
The revelation is telling because the prince has a private account and only 'follows' a few close friends and charities, suggesting the pair know each other fairly well.
A source close to the prince, who is fifth-in-line to the throne, told The Express that he is 'besotted' with the star,who plays Rachel Zane in the hit legal drama Suits.
'He's happier than he's been for many years,' they said. 'He's in a very relaxed period of his life and Meghan has come along at the right time.'