Meghan Markle has reportedly met the Queen at a private tea party at Buckingham Palace

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  • Meghan Markle has reportedly met the Queen at a private tea party at Buckingham Palace, in what royal watchers believe could be a sign that an engagement announcement is imminent.

    Speculation around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s potential engagement has been rife for the past few months, and now it seems that it might be a question of when, and not if.

    According to an insider, the couple paid the Queen a visit last week, in what is thought to have been the first time Meghan has met Harry’s grandmother.

    The pair allegedly joined the Queen for her daily afternoon tea, her ‘favourite part of the day’, when she usually sit downs to enjoy a variety of sandwiches and a selection of her favourite cakes.

    An engagement announcement from the couple could be coming very soon according to royal watchers

    According to the Daily Mail, their meeting was kept informal in order to put Meghan more at ease about the important occasion.

    Introducing Meghan to the Queen is considered to be a big step in Harry’s blossoming relationship with the Suits actress, and the encounter has left royal experts saying that their engagement ‘is not a question of if but when’.

    Meghan is thought to have met other members of the royal family already, including Prince Charles who was ‘very impressed’ and the Duchess of Cornwall who is thought to have told members of staff that she is ‘a very nice girl and very pleasant’, the Daily Mail reports.

    The pair looked blissfully in love at the Invictus Games

    The news of the royal encounter comes just a few weeks after the pair made their first official appearance together at the Invictus games in Toronto.

    While they sat separately at the opening ceremony for protocol reasons, the pair looked very loved up watching the tennis tournament in what was the first time they were photographed together at an official event.

    Royal experts have previously predicted the engagement could be happening in December this year, so that Meghan is part of fold and can join Christmas celebrations at Sandringham – but we’ll have to wait and see!

    Do you think Harry and Meghan will get engaged soon? Let us know in the comments!