Wondering why Prince Harry hasn’t proposed to Meghan Markle? One royal expert seems to have the answer to the question we’re all thinking…

Speculation has been rife recently about when Prince Harry may propose to his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle.

After it was revealed that Prince Harry will no longer need the Queen’s permission to get married, and following reports that he has received Meghan’s father’s blessing, the public have been eagerly awaiting news of the couple’s engagement.

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However, you may disappointed to learn that an announcement may not be as imminent as everyone hopes. According to royal biographer Ingrid Seward, Harry is determined to give Meghan all the time she needs to adjust to living a life inside the royal family, before the couple decide to make a long-term commitment.

Seward revealed to People, “He wants her to acclimatise to it all.”

“It’s such a whole different world to move into — there’s so much to get used to.”

This most recent revelation comes after a surprising warning that Meghan received from another royal family member about potentially marrying Prince Harry.

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Prince Albert of Monaco, whose mother Grace Kelly was a famed American actress before deciding to marry into a royal family for love, advised Meghan to be wary of making a rush decision to join the British royal family because “it is a pretty tough act.”

“She must be ready to face the full onslaught” of the press and public attention if she is ready to make the ultimate commitment and marry Prince Harry he said.

However, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are known to have spent quite a bit of time together during Meghan’s trips over to the UK. As someone who also married into the spotlight of the British monarchy, we’re such the Duchess of Cambridge has had plenty of wise words and advice to share with Meg.

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While a royal engagement might not be on the cards just yet, the happy couple are rumoured to be spending this week together in London.

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Meghan’s birthday is today, Friday 4th August, so we’re sure Prince Harry has some surprises planned and will spoil her rotten! The American star turns 36 this year.