After months (and months) of speculation, Prince Harry has popped the question to his American actress girlfriend, Meghan Markle, with the Royal Family confirming their engagement today.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
In a statement from Clarence House, Prince Charles announced that his youngest son had proposed to Meghan in London “earlier this month”. The Queen and other close family members had been informed, and Harry also sought and asked for the blessing of Meghan’s parents.
The wedding will take place during the northern hemisphere spring time in 2018.
In an interview with the BC, the couple revealed that Harry proposed during a “standard typical night” cooking a roast chicken at home.
“Just a cosy night, it was — what we were doing, just roasting chicken,” Meghan said.
“It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic. He got down on one knee.”
Harry said he knew Meghan was the one the very first time they met after being introduced by a mutual friend a year-and-a-half earlier.
He designed Meghan’s engagement ring with a main stone that he got from Botswana, and the two smaller diamonds on either side are from the collection of his mother, the late Princess Diana, which he says is to ensure “that she’s with us on this crazy journey”.
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