Staff at Buckingham Palace have been recalled for a meeting this afternoon – the second meeting of importance today.
According to the Daily Star Online, staff have been summoned to a meeting where an announcement of some nature will be made.
A staff gathering also took place this morning regarding The Queen as she plans to spend more time at Windsor Castle as opposed to Buckingham Palace. It is not known whether this second meeting is related, or if it is on another matter.
The news comes as speculation mounts that an engagement announcement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is imminent.
The alleged meeting at the palace is reminiscent of a gathering called earlier this year when the Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life.
The BBC is reportedly prepared for an imminent announcement of a royal wedding as speculation mounts that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to reveal their engagement.
According to the London Evening Standard, “the BBC is primed for a royal announcement.”
Sources say that an engagement announcement could come as soon as tomorrow, or early next week.
Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first appeared in public together at the Invictus Games, speculation has been rife that an engagement would be imminent.
The American-born actress recently departed the US TV drama, Suits, as she and her dogs are reportedly in the process of moving to London.
The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 states that up to the sixth-in-line to the throne must have The Queen’s permission. Even if Harry waited until after the Duke and Duchess’s third child to be born in April 2018, Harry would still need approval as he would only fall from fifth to sixth.
Since the news emerged that Prince Harry had whisked Meghan away to Africa for a romantic holiday in August, speculation has been rife that an engagement would be imminent.
This speculation was further fueled after the two made their first public appearance together in September at the Invictus Games.