Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Prompt Palace's Shocking 'Love Life' Statement And Tuesday Engagement Rumors

Joanne Eglash

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have sparked so much speculation about their romance and anticipated engagement that Buckingham Palace has issued an official statement. Rarely does the palace comment on the royal family's personal matters, but in this case, with the engagement rumored to be announced on Tuesday, the frenzy has resulted in a rather prim pronouncement from royal headquarters.

"[Buckingham Palace will] not give a running commentary on Harry's love life."
"We believe the happy couple are already engaged and have been for some time."

"Royal watchers would love a Christmas engagement announcement, and as far as we're concerned it's coming imminently," said the spokesperson.

"Meghan has met her Prince Charming and it looks like this fairy tale is going to end happy ever after."

In contrast to Buckingham Palace, Downing Street has not issued a statement. However, there is a Cabinet meeting scheduled on Tuesday, which is thought to give Theresa May a chance to tell the gathering about the royal engagement.

"An official announcement is expected in the next few days, with Tuesday thought to be the most likely date."

In addition, going against traditional protocol, a senior official from Buckingham Palace was spotted at Kensington Palace. That sighting is interpreted as another signal that the engagement is soon.

As to where Markle will live, building plans have been reported at Kensington Palace. She may live there in one of the apartments. Prince Harry currently resides in Nottingham Cottage on the Palace grounds.

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