Such news appears imminent following reports that Markle had tea with Queen Elizabeth.
“It was apparently in the Queen's private sitting room on Thursday afternoon when she was taking tea,” Nicholl said. “The meeting lasted for about a half an hour.”
“I think particularly with royal engagements, it really is all about the timing,” added Nicholls, referring to when a royal proposal may occur. “You have to remember there are other engagements and events coming up in the royal calendar that an engagement simply couldn’t clash with. I think that the new year is probably a more realistic prospect for an engagement announcement.”
Of course, it’s an actual potential wedding that royal watchers can’t wait for!
Nicholl predicts summer nuptials in June, which would nicely coincide with the couple’s second anniversary. Any earlier and Kate Middleton -- who is expecting her third child with Prince William in April -- might not have shed any baby weight in time, Nicholl adds.