Cheryl sparks Liam Payne engagement rumours wearing ring on THAT finger

Either way, that's a nice ring

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When you rarely make public appearances – and those appearances are always heavily scrutinised – you better believe your outfit is carefully thought out.

Which is why fans got so excited last night when Cheryl turned up at the Prince’s Trust ‘Invest in Futures’ event, wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger.

Credit: John Phillips/Getty Images
Cheryl sported the sparkler to meet the future king (Credit: John Phillips/Getty Images)

Speculation raged that Cheryl, 34, might  be engaged to her boyfriend, Liam Payne, 24, almost a year after their first child, Bear, was born.

Twitter users commented: “Ahaha! They should get engaged”, and: “Sure… it’s just ‘costume jewellery’…”

The ring looked very much like an engagement ring (Credit: John Phillips/Getty Images)

The Girls Aloud singer made no attempt to hide the platinum ring on her left hand.

She mingled with famous faces such as Prince Charles and actress, Dame Helen Mirren at the reception.

Cheryl founded Cheryl’s Trust to help youths in North East England achieve their dreams.

She has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to launch a new centre in her native Newcastle on February 20, which will provide training and opportunities for unemployed young people in the area.

It’s expected the Prince’s Trust Cheryl’s Trust Centre will help more than 5,000 youths over the next three years.

Sadly for any wedding lovers out there, The Sun Online reports that their sources claim the ring is “just costume jewellery”.

ED! has contacted Cheryl’s rep for comment.

Cheryl and Liam fans seem keen for the pair to make things official (Credit: Twitter)

But it’s not the first time the pair have hinted that marriage is on the cards for them.

Liam has referred to his girlfriend as his “missus” and “wife” on occasion, and then had to confirm they haven’t wed in secret.

Read more: Liam Payne says he wants Cheryl to compliment him more

In fact, the former One Direction-er has admitted that he’d rather have more children before they walk down the aisle, telling The Sun: “I would probably say, if you pushed me, a baby [before a wedding].”

He continued: “The options are definitely open for me on having another baby.

“Bear is the best creation I’ve ever made so I welcome the idea completely. But, when, I don’t really know.”

Meanwhile, Liam spoke on Thursday evening about family life to Hit 107 in Australia.

He told host, Angus O’Loughlin, the first thing he does in the morning.

Liam said: “It could be getting poked in the eye by my son and then get woken up with him jumping on my face. He woke me up the other day by slapping my cheeks! He’s such a happy soul in the morning.”

The radio DJ tweeted parts of his interview with Liam Payne (credit: @angus_OL Twitter)

He also revealed how he and Cheryl, who he met ten years ago on the set of X Factor, named their son, saying: “We wanted to meet him first, and [Cheryl] just had this feeling she wanted to call him Bear! He’s actually not that hairy but he’s just MASSIVE.”

Read more: Liam Payne makes saucy confession about his bedroom antics

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