In a tweet at 10am this morning the palace said: “The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.”
The fifth in line to the British throne confirmed today that he has proposed to American actress Meghan following a one year relationship – and she’s happily accepted.
The statement read: “The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.
“The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensignton Palace.”
Clarence house added: “Ms. Markle’s parents, Mr. Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland have wished the couple ‘a lifetime of happiness.'”
“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.”
Harry and Meghan have never spoken publicly about their relationship or how they met, but it’s widely believed they first rubbed shoulders in Canada in 2016, while Harry, 32, was in the country to launch his Invictus Games.