Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are “Officially Engaged to be Married” Confirms Clarence House

Prince Harry has officially announced his engagement to SUITS star Meghan Markle | That the engaged couple will marry in spring next year and live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, have also been made official

After months of media speculation about the developing relationship between Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, which became even more frenzied after their meeting with Queen Elizabeth over tea last month, Clarence House has finally released a statement confirming the engagement, which took place earlier this month.

This morning’s statement also confirmed that the wedding would take place in the spring of 2018 and that the couple would live in Nottingham Cottage, Kensington Palace.

The 33-year-old Prince and the actress, 33, appeared for a photocall at Kensington Palace this afternoon to celebrate their engagement, where they will also record a television broadcast to be aired this evening.

The royal couple wave to photographers PHOTO BY EDDIE MULHOLLAND FOR THE TELEGRAPH
The royal couple wave to photographers PHOTO BY EDDIE MULHOLLAND FOR THE TELEGRAPH

However, the venue for the upcoming spring wedding is still left to speculation as no confirmation of that has come from the royal family.

The nuptials could well take place at St Paul’s Cathedral, where his father tied the knot with Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, the same venue where he married Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, in 1981.

Alternatively, it could be Westminster Abbey, the venue of his brother Prince William’s wedding with Kate Middleton, or, perhaps, Windsor Castle where the two can possibly end up taking their marital vows.

It will be Markle’s second wedding, after she divorced husband of two years, Trevor Engelson, 41, in May 2013, due to “irreconcilable differences.”

Meghan’s divorced parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, have also blessed the couple saying that their union was a “source of great joy” to them, wishing them a “lifetime of happiness.”

“We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry,” said the estranged couple in a statement shared by Kensington Palace. “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,” adding, “We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip said they were “delighted for the couple” and wished them “every happiness”

Harry and Meghan seen walking along the top of the walled garden where they appeared together for the first time
Harry and Meghan seen walking along the top of the walled garden where they appeared together for the first time

Prince Charles said he was “thrilled” and “very happy indeed” for Harry and his would-be wife.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated the newly engaged couple.

ITV’s royal correspondent reports that the engagement ring is studded with three diamonds, one from Botswana while the other two are from Princess Diana’s personal collection.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy is happy with the “good news” and hopes that “maybe one day some mixed-race kids in the Royal family.” He is also confident that “Trump (who Meghan called misogynist) won’t be invited.”

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