With the recent influx of engagement-shaped signs—a Harry-centric Vanity Fair cover, a handful of public appearances, and a tea-meeting with the Queen—most people were anticipating an engagement announcement for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry any day now.

While some people bandied around November as the month, sights were set on December being the time to drop the news (it is engagement season, after all).

But "one source with excellent contacts in the palace" is hinting that the cork might have to stay stoppered for the time being, as the announcement could be as far away as April.

An unnamed royal source has told The Daily Beast that the couple are planning to hold off on their news until April, because they don’t want to overshadow Kate Middleton's incoming royal baby number 3.

“There won't be any announcement until at least after Kate has had her baby in April,” the source told the publication. Previously, royal-watchers had speculated that the wedding would most certainly take place post-baby.