It has been officially announced by Clarence House that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged and set to marry in 2018.
After much speculation, it seems we have another royal wedding on the horizon and we can’t help but to become incredibly excited! In a statement released by a spokesman on behalf of Kensington Palace, it read:
“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 2018. 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.”
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
The Prince, 33, who is fifth in line to the British Throne, is understood to have followed royal tradition, asking permission of his grandmother, The Queen, before popping the question. The couple are said to have been together since early 2016.
The engagement has been hotly anticipated by royal watchers ever since the couple made their first public appearance together hand-in-hand at the Invictus games in September 2017. Speculation was also fuelled following an extraordinary interview with Vanity Fair, in which Ms Markle declared the couple were “in love”, also stating that the two were treasuring their time together before sharing details of their relationship with the watching world.
The Prince has made no secret of his desire to settle down, stating in 2015 that we would love have someone “next to him” to share the unusual pleasures of being a royal, and that he would also ‘love’ to have children.
Just like the rest of the world right now, the team at Wedding Journal are hysterically excited about this fantastic news! We can’t wait to hear further details of their impending royal nuptials and of course, THE DRESS! Congratulations to the happy couple!
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