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Is Prince Harry Preparing to Pop the Question to Cressida Bonas?

04/04/2014 at 12:35 PM EDT

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Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry

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Is there another royal engagement on the way?

Rumors about Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas are heating up after a report on Friday claims her family is holding a “summit” about the couple to discuss the possible royal betrothal.

The Daily Mail, which published the report, may be right about the strength of Harry and Cressida’s relationship, but a source doubts that there’s any such summit taking place to map out a road to the altar for the pair.

In fact, the source says, it’s unlikely any plans for an engagement would be known to anyone but the couple. “If they were going to get engaged Harry would want to keep it so very quiet,” the source says. “And they aren’t the sort of family that needs to have a ‘summit’ over an engagement.”

Harry, who visited London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday, is likely to follow in his brother’s footsteps and keep an engagement as low-key as possible – while he can. After all, his brother Prince William proposed to Kate in secret while they away together in Africa before announcing it to the world.

But there’s no doubt that Harry, 29, and Cressida, 25, are “very serious,” as a family friend told PEOPLE late last year.

Recent sightings seem to underscore that point: Cressida appeared at Harry’s side at her first official royal outing when he made a speech to 12,000 young people last month, prompting bookmakers to slash the odds of an engagement. She has also joined him on quiet dates, too, like grabbing a burger together in January.

Related Video: 5 Things to Know About Cressida

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What Surprising Gift Did Queen Elizabeth Give Pope Francis?

04/03/2014 at 04:30 PM EDT

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Queen Elizabeth and Pope Francis

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What do you give head of the Roman Catholic Church?

Queen Elizabeth gifted Pope Francis with a bottle of whiskey from Balmoral, along with a basket of jams and other drinks produced on the royal family’s estate, ABC News reports.

Her Majesty and His Holiness exchanged gifts during a brief, informal visit by the Queen to the Vatican Thursday. The trip marks the first time that the two have met, and Queen Elizabeth was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip.

For his part, the pontiff gave the queen a gift for her great-grandson, Prince George, who is about to embark on his first trip overseas to Australia and New Zealand.

In honor George’s travels, Pope Francis chose a precious stone globe with a cross decoration.

He also gave the queen an antique parchment from 1679 with a message that translates to “to the city and the word,” and which the pope traditionally delivers at Christmas and during Easter.

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Alexa Ray Joel Calls Plastic Surgery Rumors ’100 Percent False’

04/03/2014 at 04:15 PM EDT

Alexa Ray Joel had everyone asking, “Who’s that girl?” when she stepped out at her New York show at The Carlyle Hotel on Tuesday night.

With her sultry new look sparking buzz she had gone under the knife, Joel took to Instagram to set the record straight.

“On a personal (and slightly ridiculous note): I would just like to add that all of the continuously-circulating rumors that I have had extensive ‘face-work’ and undergone breast-augmentation surgery is simply and entirely 100% false,” she wrote.

“The only thing I have ever had done is my nose, which I have always been completely candid, honest, and open about – and I can swear on my Beloved Gypsy-Stella The Cat that this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God! (But hey, there could be worse rumors circulating, so, I’ll take it),” she wrote.

In 2010, Joel, whose mom is supermodel Christie Brinkley and dad is singer Billy Joel, opened up to PEOPLE about her rhinoplasty surgery and struggle to accept the way she looked.

“I liked everything else about my physical appearance, but [my nose] always bothered me a bit. I had thought about it for about five years. I think I look more like me than my father’s daughter now,” she said.

And after four years, the singer has grown into her womanhood and she let her haters know it in the Instagram post.

“Any visibly-positive alterations in terms of my public-image are an absolute and sole credit to my brilliant makeup-artist and stylist, @darlingcait … Who is a true beauty-wizard and visionary. (That, combined with the fact that I actually have a hearty dose of self-confidence now – which took me a little extra minute or so to find.) ; ),” she wrote.

Joel will be performing at The Carlyle through April 12.

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