Even the London betting parlors are getting in on the action. Everyone in Britain seems to believe it is only a matter of weeks before Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The two have been dating -- with a couple of brief breaks -- for nine years, but recent developments indicate that Kate will soon be formally "introduced" as Williams' princess-to-be.
Depending on the which Royal Watcher is talking, the engagement will be announced sometime between December and February.
Most telling was there recent very public appearance at a wedding together.
Kate wore a custom-designed dress by designer Daniella Issa Helayel, a favorite of celebrities who also designs wedding gowns.
"Kate knows she she's going to need conservative yet attractive outfits once they are engaged and she's started collecting a very enviable wardrobe," a friend told London's The Mail on Sunday.
Other clues to the coming engagement: Kate's parents recently spent time at William's mother's estate at Balmoral and his father's retreat in Scotland.