Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! Clarence House announced the engagement this morning in a press release.
Clarence House said:
“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 20118. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.
“His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.
“The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.”
Kensington Palace issued a statement on behalf of Meghan’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.
“On the announcement of their daughter Meghan Markle’s engagement to His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, Mr. Thomas Markle and Ms. Doria Ragland said:
“‘We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.'”
Kensington Palace also tweeted a message from Prince William and Kate Middleton: “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”
KP also announced that Harry and Meghan will appear for a photo call at Kensington Palace later this afternoon, and that they will also take part in a broadcast interview to be aired this evening UK time. Will be back later for that!