Prince Harry and Meghan Markle flew off to Botswana earlier this month for a three-week vacation to celebrate the Markle's 36th birthday. As the couple enjoyed their Africa trip, reports have it that the royal prince already proposed to his girlfriend.

However, a former royal staff member predicted that the younger brother of Prince William has not proposed to his longtime girlfriend yet. The chef suggested that Harry and Meghan might announce their engagement in December instead.

Harry to propose around Christmas?

Hello! Online sat down with a certain Darren McGrady to enquire into his thoughts about the never-ending engagement rumors hounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship.

In the interview, the ex-head chef of Princess Diana shared that Harry might propose around Christmas to avoid clashing with other royal celebrations.

"I really do think they would have been engaged by now," McGrady exclusively told HELLO! Online. "But with Princess Diana's 20th anniversary this month in August, they can't trump that. And then November is the Queen and Prince Philip's platinum wedding anniversary so they can't trump that either,” he went on.

He, then, claimed a December announcement is more ideal and they would be free to tie the knot next year. Dareen McGrady also said that Meghan could probably join the royal family at Sandringham Palace at Christmas as she will "be a part of the fold" soon.

McGrady also shared the similarities between Princess Diana and Meghan. He said that the actress is naturally like Harry’s mom who loves children and is hard working.

While these claims could possibly be true, it should be noted that neither Prince Harry nor Meghan Markle has confirmed anything as of yet. Therefore, fans should take these speculations lightly until everything is proven true and correct.

Harry-Meghan engagement reports are made up?

Meanwhile, Gossip Cop previously debunked the stories that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already engaged. The news outlet lambasted a HollywoodLife report that claimed the prince proposed to his girlfriend with a $1 million heirloom ring in Africa.

An unnamed source told HollywoodLife that Meghan was stunned by the expensive ring and she accepted the proposal without second thoughts.

The same insider added that the 35-year-old star has been preparing for their engagement but she was totally blown by the romance of it all.

However, Gossip Cop boldly debunked the claims and said that the report is totally fabricated. The publication also claimed that HollywoodLife does not have a real tipster from Kensington or Buckingham palaces.

The couple has yet to comment on these reports. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.