By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged!
Indeed, the rumor mill has been working overtime over the past several weeks with talk of a Markle and Harry engagement.
One insider, for example, tells OK! Weekly that the Royal Stud Muffin has already popped the pressing question; he and his betrothed are simply waiting for the ideal time to announce.
“I think it’s already happened, but they’re holding the news back until she has finished on Suits. I’ve never seen them happier. It’s amazing.”
Why would the couple feel the need to postpone their engagement announcement until Markle is finished filming this season of her beloved USA Network hit?
What is clear, however, is that Harry will present Meghan with quite the ring if/when he does propose.
According to jeweler Stephen Barnard, via an interview with The Daily Mirror, Harry would purchase “a ring with a large diamond, with a few little diamonds set around it” for the veteran actress.
Barnard – who designed Princess Diana’s Swan Lake necklace – also believes the piece of band would be platinum and modern, considering Markle is a young and stylish American.
And, yes, for the record: it really has gotten to this point.
The public is so curious about the future of Markle and Harry that publications are talking to jewelry experts about potential engagement rings.
But the famous couple only added fuel to their red hot romantic fire last week when they attended the Invictus Games in Toronto, displaying a whole lot of affection in public, as evidenced by these photos.
Harry even planted a kiss on Markle in front of her mom.
“I can tell you that at the end of the day, I think it’s really simple,” Markle told Vanity Fair last month.
She went on in even more detail:
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception.
“Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
What about an engagement? A Royal wedding? Kids?!?
Markle didn’t delve into those details.
She did make it evident, though, that this romance is serious.
“We’re a couple. We’re in love,” Markle told the magazine, adding:
“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.
“This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”