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From the moment we first learned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were dating, the tabloid media has been breathlessy reporting on every engagement rumor that comes down the pipe.

So the fact that the proposal hasn’t happened yet (that we know of) has many scrambling for an explanation.

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Thie week started with reports that Camilla Parker Bowles doesn’t approve of Meghan and is doing everything in her power to keep the relationship from moving forward.

That was followed by rumors about Meghan continuing to date Cory Vitiello after she’d started hooking up with Harry.

Now, the sketchy tabloid sources are pulling out the big guns and claiming that the kibosh has been placed on Harry and Meghan’s wedding plans by the OG Khaleesi herself, Queen Elizabeth II.

In a report published today by The Inquisitr via OK! magazine, the Queen has denied Harry permission to get engaged to Meghan for reasons that remain unclear.

An insider tells magazine that Harry has revealed he is ready to abdicate his royal duties if the Queen doesn’t come to see things his way.

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“It’s awful,” the unnamed source claims.

“Harry is now faced with the choice between his country and the woman he loves.”

The insider says that Meghan has made Harry happier than royal life ever could, and he wouldn’t hesitate if forced to choose between his title and his relationship.

“Harry can’t imagine going back to his duties without her by his side,” the source claims.

“She’s given him a new lease on life, and he’s tired of putting everything but himself first. He’s waited years to find this level of happiness, and he’s not going to give it up without a fight.”

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The Royals have yet to comment on the situation because … c’mon, like they ever would.

If something this outrageous turned out to be true (ginormous "if"), we’d likely only find out about it when Harry actually stepped down in order to marry Meghan.

In recent weeks, Harry has actually seemed more energized about his royal duties than ever before, an enthusiasm that many attribute to his relationship with Meghan:

“We’re involved in modernizing the British monarchy,” Harry said in a recent Newsweek interview.

“We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people."

Of course, if this rumor turns out to be true, Harry may have to retire the royal "we" in favor of boring old couples’ pronouns.