Ever since news came to light that Prince Harry was dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, we've been counting down the days until the possibility of another royal engagement became a reality.And it looks like our wish has finally been all but granted.
Weeks after Markle made her first appearance at a public event with her 32-year-old royal boyfriend at the Audi Polo Challenge (where they were spotted kissing, ooh), it has now been reported the fourth in line to the throne has been granted the permission to pop the question to his California-born girlfriend.
According to the Mirror and the Daily Express, a source revealed: "The way it's going, the engagement will probably happen this year. Harry has got approval from the Queen to propose to Meghan, he's already had those conversations with Her Majesty. An engagement is imminent."
Given Harry's close relationship to the Queen, we imagine Her Royal Highness' permission will mean a lot to him.
The news comes days after a spokesman for Westminster Abbey revealed Prince Harry is allowed to marry his divorcée girlfriend in the same church where his brother Prince William married Kate Middleton and his father Prince Charles said "I do" to Princess Diana.
After a whirlwind relationship that has seen Markle and Harry fly between Toronto—where the 35-year-old star is based filming her hit USA series— and the royal's home in London, a proposal would certainly cement their relationship, with Markle rumored to be moving into Harry's flat in Kensington Palace later this year.
With Markle scheduled to attend Pippa Middleton's wedding to hedge fund financier James Matthews this weekend with her royal beau, and having already flown to Jamaica as Harry's guest at his best friend's wedding, it wouldn't surprise us if we hear wedding bells any day now.