It's the biggest sign yet that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to announce their engagement news before the year's end, with a report fresh out of the UK revealing that the loved-up duo have taken a very significant step in their romance. According to the Daily Mail, the pair enjoyed a low-key tea party with Queen Elizabeth last week on Thursday, Oct. 12.
While a cup of tea with your boyfriend's grandmother doesn't sound like a big deal to us normal folk, in the royal realm it pretty much screams, "We're getting married!" It's been reported that the catch-up at Buckingham Palace was "informal" and organized to "settle any nerves Meghan might have felt."
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
It's believed the meeting was held in the Queen's private sitting room at around 5 p.m. and Prince Philip was not in attendance. "It is the Queen’s favorite part of the day and she loves it when her grandchildren are able to join her. She normally sits for half an hour eating from a selection of sandwiches, fruit or plain scones and cake," it was revealed. "The Queen spent almost an hour with her grandson and the LA-born Meghan. Insiders say that Harry had spoken to his grandmother during the summer at Balmoral asking to introduce Meghan."
And that's not the only family member the Suits star has met with, with the Daily Mail revealing Harry's father, Prince Charles, was "very impressed" when he was introduced to the 36-year-old. Charles' wife, Duchess Camilla, reportedly mused to a staff member that Meghan was a " very nice girl and very pleasant." Nice and pleasant, eh? Well, it's not a rave review but for a royal, that's probably as animated as you'll get! Meanwhile, an insider told the publication that their wedding news is 100% imminent. "It is not a question of if but when," the source claimed. Come on you two, we are so ready!
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This post was written by Bella Brennan. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.