There were absolute scenes on Friday when word got out that the BBC had been “primed for a royal announcement ” about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement.
And now it’s been reported that employees were indeed informed of an engagement, and got given details about the actual wedding too.
According to the Daily Star , staff from Buckingham and Kensington Palaces were called to a meeting on Friday afternoon, where, in front of the Queen, they were told that Harry and Meghan are engaged and that they’ll be having a “non-traditional wedding.”
“Her Majesty said Harry hasn’t got the same responsibility as William which I know Harry is very happy with,” a source told the paper of their desire to shun a big state affair.
However, the insider said it was also confirmed that the engagement won’t be announced until next week at the earliest, and that it could actually happen AFTER Christmas.
“They are engaged but they are trying to sort a few things out now, like house hunting for a retreat and other things,” added the insider.
“It will be up to them to decide when to announce it as they want to do it their own way, which Her Majesty agrees with.”
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace has responded to the mounting engagement chatter, insisting to Hello! magazine that they will “not give a running commentary on Harry’s love life”.
However, Meghan is believed to have touched down in London earlier this week, and has even shipped her dogs over ready for her new life as a royal.But it seems she is certain she and Harry will marry soon – meaning she’ll no longer be able to continue acting.
“Meghan knows she can’t really act at the same time as being a princess and is happy to make this career sacrifice,” a source told the Daily Star.
“She really enjoys her charity work with Unicef and will broaden out her charity commitments when she becomes a full-time royal.”