Meghan Markle has been spotted with a royal security detail out and about in London for the first time, according to reports.
The Suits actress, 36, is thought to be in the process of moving to Kensington Palace, amid speculation that Prince Harry could already have proposed.
The Duchess of Cambridge was only assigned the taxpayer-funded security guards after her engagement to Prince William, a month before they went public with the announcement in 2010 – so Meghan being seen with them is seen as a sign of things to come.
The Express claimed a female close protection officer is shadowing Kate’s bodyguard in preparation for working with Meghan.
Bookies have suspended bets on the new royal wedding announcement, with Ladbrokes saying they believe it is ‘imminent’.
Palace officials say they will not comment on the rumours.
The couple has been dating for more than a year and Harry has asked the press to grant them a certain amount of privacy.
Earlier this month, Meghan is reported to have been introduced to the Queen, spending an hour in her private sitting room enjoying sandwiches, scones and cake.
She is also thought to be making moves to bring her beloved dogs Bogart and Guy over to the UK.
Their first meeting
Prince Harry was in Toronto (where Suits is filmed) in May 2016 to launch the 2017 Invictus Games
'They got on just as friends' when they first met, Us Weekly said. But they ended up messaging each other constantly. They later admitted that they'd started dating pretty quickly after meeting
A 'regular' visitor
After a couple of dates, first with friends then by themselves, Harry apparently made a trip to Meghan's apartment in Toronto
it becomes public
Newspapers begin reporting the story at the end of October 2016, saying Harry 'has a notable spring in his step and can't stop smiling'
The return journey
In a filming break in November 2016, Meghan is reported to make the return to the UK to Harry's Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace
8 November 2016
HArry tells the press to back off
Harry goes public, saying that 'his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment'
Things get serious
Rumours of Harry popping the question began in November 2016, with a source telling E News that 'this is totally Harry. The problem with Harry is when he falls, he falls hard. He goes in big time'
A formal introduction
After holidaying with Harry in Norway, she was formally introduced to Kate, the Duchess Of Cambridge, in Kensington Palace
The couple were spotted holding hands as they left London's Soho House
A first public outing
With Harry competing in the Audi Polo Challenge, the couple didn't pose together but Meghan cheered from the sidelines, with photographers capturing a kiss later in the event
20 May 2017
Pippa Middleton's wedding
Meghan was Harry's official +1 at the wedding of Prince William's sister-in-law Pippa
A romantic getaway
They holiday in the Meno A Kwena camp in Botswana, in the heart of the African bush
25 September 2017
An actual joint appearance
The 2017 Invictus Games is the first properly photographed public appearance they make, walking hand-in-hand into the event
22 November 2017
The big move
Meghan moves out of her Toronto home without, for the moment, her dogs, to move in with Harry in Kensington. She will leave her role in Suits, it is believed.