Update: on Monday morning, Kensington Palace officially announced the engagement of Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle.
Listen here, English-speaking world: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting engaged. I know it, you know it, they know it. It is only a matter of time until the announcement is official. It's obviously happening, whether Buckingham Palace comments on it or not. And apparently, the royal publicist does not want to comment on it. After a flurry of reports and speculation from a number of outlets, a "spokesperson for the Palace" told Hello! that there would be no royal comment; they "would not give a running commentary on Harry's love life."
Now, everyone say it with me: "coooooome ooooonnnnnnnn." Obviously this lovely couple is allowed to announce their engagement when, how and where they like. We don't have a right to know what's going on in their relationship, and it's understandable that the palace would tire of being asked to comment on, essentially, rumors. But like, make with the engagement already. If you're trying to keep it a secret, you're really, really bad at it. Do you think Markle would have appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair talking about how in love she and Harry are if it weren't a done deal? Would she have quit her gig on Suits? Or moved to London? No offense to London, but it's rainy and she definitely didn't relocate for the food. They've done public events together. She's taking princess lessons. (Technically, upon her engagement, she would become a Duchess of something or other, but obviously we're going to call her Princess Meghan.) This engagement is happening whether the palace is commenting or not. And if they won't do a running commentary, well, we certainly will.
All of us right now:
Alternatively, don't forget Queen Elizabeth II has considered some exciting plot twists for next season of this never-ending saga.