It’s been months of will they or won’t they as things between Prince Harry and his actress beau Meghan Markle heat up. And after their romantic visit to South Africa it seems that the fifth in line to the throne could be ready to pop the question in a matter of months.

The loved up pair could announce their plan to get married at Christmas, according to a royal insider. Former chef to Princess Diana and her sons, Darren McGrady, believes the couple will bide their time before going public. He said: “It’s Princess Diana’s 20th anniversary this month in August. They can’t trump that. Then in November, it’s the Queen and Philip’s platinum wedding anniversary, so they can’t trump that either. Whereas, in December, they can announce the engagement and be free to marry next year.”

With the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third baby AND a potential royal engagement on the cards, it’s going to be a festive season to remember when the royals gather at Balmoral. We can’t wait!

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