It鈥檚 definitely been a whirlwind of a romance for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, from swoon-worthy first pics of the pair together to stealthy expressions of love, not to mention super rare public statements and an unforgettable first holiday together. And now, as the younger prince is reportedly very serious about his love, friends are predicting an engagement鈥 SOON!

Prince Harry

According to E!, a source close to the pair revealed, 鈥淗arry is truly in love.鈥 And he鈥檚 not the only one, as the two are 鈥渧ery serious.鈥 Because of that, the same source says that those around Harry and Meghan are expecting 鈥渁n engagement announcement sometime this year.鈥

And that particular source wasn鈥檛 alone, with another peep in-the-know confirming, 鈥淗arry is more serious [about Meghan] then he ever has been about a woman before. It wouldn鈥檛 surprise me if he鈥檚 already thinking about engagement just because that鈥檚 where his head goes.鈥 Wowza!

Meghan Markle

Reports confirm that Harry has met Meghan鈥檚 father and in return, Meghan has been welcomed into the palace by various members of the royal family, including Prince William and Prince Charles. She鈥檚 also received approval from the Queen herself.

Perhaps we鈥檒l be seeing another royal wedding sooner rather than later. Or, with Harry鈥檚 notoriously cheeky ways, perhaps the two will just run off and elope. Can you imagine?!

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(h/t E!; photos via Max Mumby/Indigo + George Pimentel/Getty)