Prince Harry flew out of Australia last night as speculation grew that he is about to announce his engagement to girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
Friends insisted the pair plan to wed as early as next year.
One said: “Cressie is going to marry Harry. He never stops talking about marriage and children, and she has now got used to the idea. The wedding is likely next year.”
Harry, 29, who finished a two-day official visit to Australia, and Cressida, 24, have been together since May 2012.
But he just laughed and changed the subject yesterday when an Australian fan asked him when he would marry.