Were Prince Harry's recent back-to-back date nights with awesomely named girlfriend Cressida Bonas a sign of bigger things to come? The London Telegraph claims the ginger-haired spare heir is ready to put his partying days behind him and settle down with the blue-blooded but free-spirited blonde.
"Cressie is going to marry Harry," one of her pals assures the paper. "Harry never stops talking about marriage and children, and she has now got used to the idea. The wedding is likely to take place next year."
Harry, 29, who became a first-time uncle when his big brother, Prince William, and his sister-in-law, Duchess Kate, welcomed son George on July 22, has supposedly been takings things "carefully and slowly" with Cressida, 24.
They were introduced in May 2012 by his cousin, Princess Eugenie, but parted ways a short time later following Harry's camera-caught naked partying in Las Vegas. They soon reconciled and packed on the PDA during a Swiss Alps getaway in February.
Online British oddsmakers Ladbrokes give an 8/11 chance the couple will be engaged by the end of the year, and it's currently at 50-50 for a royal wedding by the end of 2015 (odds of them marrying in Vegas: 5000 to 1).
So, what's at the heart of their attraction? The happy-go-lucky prince is said to appreciate Cressida's bohemian background and her "entertaining" family (her mom was a '60s It girl), which likely stands in sharp contrast to his stiff-upper-lip clan.
The Telegraph says the couple also share the "same sparkling sense of fun and relish a good party."
Harry and Cressida were twice spied out in London last week: They hit a James Blunt show on Monday, followed the next night by a "Book of Mormon" theater date.
The prince has spent the last few days plying his charms Down Under during his first official visit to Australia. Massive crowds in Sydney turned out to see him and could be heard cheering "Go, the Ranga" (Aussie slang for redheads) and "We love you, Harry!"
Click on to see Harry make a duck face at a baby and more pics from his Aussie royal tour …