Here comes the (royal) bride, here comes the (royal) bride…
…in Spring 2018, that is!
Prince Harry is officially engaged to American actress Meghan Markle.
The engagement was officially announced Monday morning.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
Hours after announcing their engagement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at Kensington Palace to appear as an engaged couple for the first time. They posed for official engagement photos and recorded a television broadcast.
The pair held their photocall in the Sunken Gardens, which was one of Princess Diana’s favorite places.
This will be the largest royal wedding since Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
How did he propose?
Unfortunately, we don’t have the answer to that yet. The couple was asked how he proposed during their first appearance as an engaged couple, but Harry responded with “that will come later.” I guess we’ll just have to wait to hear the story!
However, when asked if the proposal was romantic, Harry said “of course it was,” and Meghan replied “very.”
We can’t wait to hear how he popped the question!
What does the ring look like?
The engagement ring was actually designed by Harry himself! The center stone is a diamond from Botswana. Botswana holds a special place in Harry’s heart, as he visited it many times when he was a kid. There are then two outside diamonds that are from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection. The ring is very symbolic!
Who is Meghan Markle?
Meghan Markle is an American actress. She is best known for her current role on the TV drama “Suits,” which is on it’s seventh season on the cable network USA.
Markle is 36 years old, making her three years older than Prince Harry.
She is also divorced; she was married to movie producer Trever Engelson from 2011 to 2013.
The royal family’s embracement of Markle has been said to be an acknowledgment of demands and challenges of modern life, as Markle is biracial and attended a Roman Catholic school.
The pair met in July of 2016 when introduced by friends, but their engagement was kept secret for several months. They have kept their relationship out of the public eye for the majority of their relationship.
Best of luck to the happy couple! We can’t wait to hear proposal and wedding details.