"Russell caught everyone off-guard with the engagement. They've decided they won't be messing about and have already made a start on the plans for the big day," the Sun quoted a source as saying. The 34-year-old comic reportedly proposed the 25-year-old singer at the posh Taj Rambagh Palace hotel in Jaipur.
A hotel worker revealed: "He had organised a special dining experience. We set a table in a garden with candles everywhere. They arrived in a horse and carriage with a glass of champagne and we served them dinner. At midnight they enjoyed fireworks while sitting on an elephant, which Mr Brand specially requested. Then they were taken to the Mughal Garden - which was decorated by flowers and candlelight.
"Mr Brand had given his butler the diamond ring to hide among the flowers. Miss Perry found it, he proposed, and she immediately said 'Yes'. After that they requested 45 minutes' privacy. They looked like they were beautifully in love."