Prince Harry, Meghan Markle spend first date watching Kiwis play tennis

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle's first official public outing has had a distinctly Kiwi flavour.

The smitten pair, who have been dating for about a year, were spectators as they showed up to watch New Zealand's Glenn Barnes and Aaron Gibbs match-up against Australia in a wheelchair doubles tennis match.

Their presence their came during a visit Toronto, Canada on Monday (local time) to attend the Invictus Games - a Paralympic-style sporting event for wounded veterans Prince Harry launched in 2014.

The loving couple could be seen chatting animatedly and looked very comfortable together as they sat courtside - even stopping to chat to fans after the match had finished.

The couple were surrounded by New Zealand fans.
The couple were surrounded by New Zealand fans. Photo credit: Getty

One member of the crowd they spoke to was Christchurch teenager Olivia Kornal, whose stepfather was one of the New Zealand players.

The 16-year-old described her time talking to them as "really amazing" in an interview with People.

"They were watching the game and cheering on my stepdad," she said.

"They were absolutely lovely, they asked me if I enjoyed the game and who I was cheering on."

"They kept laughing because the contestants know each other, so there was banter between them.

"The rules are different to normal tennis as well so they were talking about that. Harry was explaining it to her."

The besotted pair have been very secretive since it was revealed they were dating at the end of last year. Markle opened up for the first time about their relationship earlier this month.