Do Kate Middleton’s charity dates point to a royal engagement?

Kate's booked in for a string of royal appointments, and rumours suggest there could be a wedding announcement as soon as June

The royal rumour mill has spun into overdrive yet again, amid reports that Kate Middleton’s string of royal engagements will pave the way for a wedding announcement this summer.

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It’s been revealed Kate has put herself forward to attend several charity events starting this autumn, a role which she’ll continue if the pair marry.

Kate’s name is already down for certain events,’ an insider told the Sunday Telegraph.

‘She will take a higher profile before the engagement is announced.’

So it seems a wedding could well be on the cards for next summer, with royal biographer Tina Brown suggesting an announcement could take place as soon as June.

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‘A high-placed source in royal circles tells me that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries – June 3 and 4,’ she wrote in her blog just last month.

They suggest this is a likely date for the engagement announcement at last of the 27-year-old Prince William and his patient squeeze, 28-year-old Kate Middleton.’

William and his lovely beau were spotted out and about in Scotland over the weekend, attending the wedding of their university friend and flatmate Oli Baker.

We wonder if they were taking notes for their own big day?

Do you think it’s time for a royal wedding annoucement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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