London: Rumours are doing the rounds in Britain that Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton may have got engaged after she`s apparently spotted wearing an engagement ring.
Kate was seen with the ring at a hairdressing salon in
London`s Sloane Square, according to `Brides` magazine.
The extraordinary claim appeared on the monthly bridal
magazine`s Twitter page, which said last week: "Big News! A
Brides mole just saw Kate Middleton in Richard Ward hair salon
with a MEGA huge engagement ring on!"
Hours later another post said: "If anyone missed our
earlier tweet: Our Brides mole spotted Kate Middleton having
her hair done. Oh, and she was wearing an engagement ring!"
the `Sunday Express` reported.
But, the leading British tabloid claimed that its own
investigation at the salon revealed that 28-year-old Kate, who
is a regular for hair and beauty treatments, hasn`t visited in
the past week.
The current consensus among royal watchers is that the
27-year-old second-in-line to the British throne will pop the
question sooner rather than later, with some speculating that
an announcement may even be made after this Thursday`s general
election, the tabloid said.
However, a senior Palace aide said the "sighting" of
Kate wearing an engagement ring was "absolutely ridiculous",
adding, "It sounds like a classic case of mistaken identity."