Us Weekly reports that Prince Harry has already commissioned the ring, which will feature diamonds from a brooch that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.
A source told the outlet, “It will definitely be a summer wedding,” though rumors about Harry and Markle’s engagement are already running rampant.
Markle finished shooting her TV series, Suits, and reportedly moved into Harry’s house, Nottingham Cottage, which is located on the grounds of Kensington Palace.
“There are no plans for them to live separately, Meghan will move right in,” an insider reported to Us Weekly.
An engagement announcement seems imminent at this point. According to Vanity Fair, London bookmarkers recently suspended betting on whether Harry and Markle will marry in 2018 because the odds are just too good that the couple will wed.
The outlet added that a royal insider said of the wedding date, “William and Kate are expecting their third baby mid-April, and Harry won’t want to overshadow the birth of another prince or princess, and, of course, the Duchess will need some time to recover before she is at such a high-profile event. The most likely date is early summer 2018, which neatly ties in with Harry and Meghan’s second anniversary.”
Vanity Fair also speculates that Harry and Markle will follow a similar announcement style as Prince William and Kate Middleton, with the engagement announced early in the day, a photo call following the announcement and then an on-camera interview. William also pulled a fast one on the world and secretly proposed to Kate a month prior to the official engagement announcement, hence the speculation that Harry may have already proposed to Markle on their African holiday at the end of August.