Those hoping to see Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down the aisle sooner rather than later may have found the smoking gun.  According to People, photos recently emerged in the Daily Mail of the royal couple on a shooting holiday with Middleton’s parents at the royal estate of Balmoral.  Though a spokesman from the royal heir’s office says that he/she would not comment on the Prince’s private life, could this holiday with the Middleton family point to an upcoming diamond ring?

What are some signs of an impending engagement?

Cupid’s Advice:

Weather an engagement is expected or unexpected, it’s always an exciting beginning for a happy couple.  Cupid has some tell tale signs that an engagement may be in the works:

1. Family ties: Meeting and spending significant amounts of time with your partner’s family is always a sign that your relationship is heating up.  Extra points for family holidays and vacations!

2. Gold rush: Finding excuses to go to the store without you or slyly asking your friends for your ring size are obvious signs that your partner is about to pop the question.

3. Eyes that sparkle: Sometimes a future engagement can be spotted not through actions, but through a longing look into your partner’s eyes.  They seem to say, “I can’t live without you.”