Heritage

Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Already Be Engaged?

There is royal precedent for keeping the proposal a secret.
IMAGE GETTY
Comments

Speculation over when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get engaged is practically a professional sport at this point, but here's something to consider: It's quite possible that Prince Harry has already proposed (perhaps on the couple's romantic getaway to Zambia and Botswana this summer), and the public is none the wiser.

William and Kate were engaged for over a month before making their announcement (Will asked for Kate's hand during a private vacation in Kenya; they announced their plans to wed in November), and a few clues have us thinking that could be the case for Harry and Meghan as well.

First of all, Markle was seen being attended by Scotland Yard Protection at the Invictus Games over the weekend. Rebecca English, royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, wrote that Markle was "escorted by" a Scotland Yard protection officer during the opening ceremony. As a private citizen, Markle is not granted Scotland Yard protection, as it is a service funded by taxpayers, and this interaction is leading many to speculate that her engagement to Prince Harry is a foregone conclusion.

Furthermore, the American actress has reportedly given up her car in Toronto, indicating a more permanent move across the pond could be coming soon.

Need more clues? Markle has already met the Queen (after just one year of dating, compared with the five Kate Middleton had to wait). Then there was the couple's PDA at yesterday's Invictus Games event in Toronto (they were holding hands for the cameras!) and Markle's recent cover story in Vanity Fair, which had the fingerprints of "the firm" all over it.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Of course, nothing's official until we hear it from the Palace. You can bet we're listening.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com. 
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Caroline Hallemann
View Other Articles From Caroline Hallemann
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
"His legacy will live on for many more generations after us."
 
Share
A leading Italian mixologist makes the argument for liqueurs in fine dining.
 
Share
Suddenly everyone you know is heading to New Zealand. Here's why people are planning their move today.
 
Share
These romantic retreats have everything you need-except children.
 
Share
Remembering a pioneering entrepreneur and philanthropist in his own words.
 
Share
Family sources close to the chairman emeritus of SM Investment confirmed his passing the morning of January 19.
 
Share
These fresh travel options will open up doors to new sights and sounds without the hassle of a layover.
 
Share
What good is the freedom that money offers if you don’t know how to relax?
 
Share
Is this billion dollar listing a stunt or the future site of a spectacular mansion?
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US