Prince Harry & Meghan Markle May Be Putting the Brakes on an Engagement

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Though this couple seems to be inching closer to walking down the aisle every day, new reports make it seem like we shouldn't set our DVRs for a royal wedding just yet. Supposedly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to take some time -- possibly even a year --before getting engaged

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We've heard that the redheaded royal is currently having renovations made to an apartment in Kensington Palace and plans to move Markle in as soon as it's ready. Talk about your ultimate love nest! 

Currently, the couple is staying in a cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace when the American star comes to town, but Harry is rushing the fabulous facelift so he and the Suits actress can start playing house ASAP. 

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The prince certainly seems the closest he's ever been to marriage, having had two previous long-term relationships that ultimately fizzled but ended in friendship. 

You can't help but wonder what Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 91 next month, will have to say about these two cohabitating under the palace roof. It's one thing to visit for a long weekend; it's another to move in permanently.

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We also can't help but think that Markle may want the prince to put a ring on it before the Los Angeles native uproots herself and makes the move to jolly old England. Her USA show films in Canada -- that would be a heck of a commute unless she's ready to give up her role in the series.

But Markel, who shares many of the prince's values, has been said to be willing to step away from her career in pursuit of more humanitarian work, so if she's with her beau full-time, the two could probably totally commit to those causes. It's always nicer to have a traveling companion -- especially when he’s a real prince. 

Of course, Markle, 35, was previously married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013, so perhaps she's in no rush to run down the aisle a second time. Giving things a test-run before exchanging "I do" could be best for both of them. 

As we've learned from watching too many seasons of The Bachelor, making it work in the real world long-term is much tougher than simply getting along while on fabulous vacations and long-weekend getaways. 

Maybe it's smart that they'll take things slowly and see how the relationship evolves. It certainly seemed to work for Will and Kate, who met and dated on and off for nearly a decade before marrying -- earning Middleton the nickname "Waity Katie."

While we might be hoping to see another royal wedding sooner rather than later, we guess nobody rushes a prince.

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