Meghan Markle’s friend Priyanka Chopra all but confirmed to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night that the future royal cried when she said yes to the dress. And although the exact tear-inducing dress will likely remain a complete mystery until the moment she walks down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel on May 19, multiple outlets—quoting, keep in mind, very anonymous sources—are reporting that Markle chose a Ralph & Russo dress. Most recently, the Daily Mail‘s royal correspondent reinforced the rumors on Friday.
The rumors aren’t totally out of nowhere: Ralph & Russo is a British line (check) with an incredibly regal vibe (check). Markle also has a history with the brand: She wore a stunning, sheer black Ralph & Russo dress during her engagement photos.
As far as the odds of her wearing Ralph & Russo—again, there’s no one on the record yet—the line is a favorite amongst the bookie crowd in the UK, which yes, is betting on the designer of the royal wedding dress. In the UK, if it seems like someone knows something as a fact (say, who the designer of a royal wedding dress is), and word is spreading, betting companies will stop anyone else from putting money on the bet. Paddy Power and Ladbrokes, both bookmakers, have suspended bets after an overwhelming amount of people put their pounds on the designer.
“We’ve taken the market back down again because it’s been confirmed pretty much that the designer of the dress is chosen and the dress is ready,” a spokesperson for Paddy Power told Racked. “So what happens is if our traders see we get a lot of substantial bets on a particular designer, they think to themselves, ‘OK, what are the chances that someone actually knows this for a fact?’”
Financial Times writer Carola Long straight-up asked the duo behind the brand, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, if they were designing the wedding dress, but they declined to comment. Based on their body language and awkward laughs, Long wrote,“If Ladbrokes hadn’t closed bets then mine would be on this duo.”
Again, nothing is confirmed—but part of the fun of a royal wedding is a little speculation, and there seems to be a bit here to back it up. Then again, British bookies were actually totally wrong when it came to Duchess Kate Middleton’s dress back in 2011: They overwhelmingly placed their bets on designer Bruce Oldfield, but she famously wound up wearing Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
So yes, there’s a chance (a chance) that Meghan will wear Ralph & Russo. Until then, we’ll have to see if anyone reveals the news themselves—or simply wait until we see her for ourselves May 19.
Glamour reached out to Ralph & Russo for comment and will update the story accordingly.