After appearing together for the second time in three days this weekend, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas are fueling speculation – and the placing of bets – that they will decide to wed, bookmakers say.
On Friday, Cressida joined Harry at his first official function – and they looked cozy together. Sunday, she was pictured gazing up at him as they enjoyed a rugby game between England and Wales.
As a result, the odds for Harry, 29, popping the question to Cressida, 25, this year have now been cut to only 8:1, says the British betting and gaming firm, Ladbrokes.
However, though the proposal may be this year, the oddsmakers believe it unlikely the couple will also walk down the aisle in 2014. Those odds are 20:1.
"The more Cressida is spotted with Harry, the more [customers] are convinced an engagement is on the cards sooner rather than later," says Jessica Bridge, public relations officer of Ladbrokes.
There is also increasing speculation that Cressida will join Harry and the rest of the royals at their Scottish retreat Balmoral in the summer, although friends have said that it is still too early to say whether any formal invite will be coming her way.
So far, no odds on that one.