Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce engagement
The whole of Britain is now excitedly anticipating the next Royal Wedding after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement this morning.
Harry will marry Ms Markle next spring and are to live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.
The couple got engaged in secret earlier this month, but the exciting news was revealed in a statement made by Prince Charles this morning, in which he said he was “delighted to announce” his son’s news and that Harry had received the blessing of Meghan’s parents.
The statement described how only the Queen and “other close members of his family” initially knew about the engagement when it took place in London this November.
Details about the wedding day would be “announced in due course”.
The newly-engaged couple will appear for a photo outside Kensington Palace on Monday afternoon, and will appear in a broadcast interview that same evening.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh said they were “delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness”, a Buckingham Palace spokesman reported.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, said they were “very excited for Harry and Meghan”, and continued: “It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”
Prime Minister Theresa May gave her “very warmest congratulations” and wished the pair “great happiness for the future”.
Ms Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, said they were “incredibly happy” for their daughter and son-in-law-to-be.
“To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents.”