27 November 2017
Prince Harry, the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales earlier today, Monday, announced his engagement to actress, Meghan Markle, known for her role in the U.S. TV series, Suits.
Markle’s parents, Doria Radlan and Thomas Markle, wished their daughter and Harry “a lifetime of happiness”; and expressed their good wishes for the couple.
UK politicians, including the British Prime Minister, Theresa May and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby have sent in their congratulations and warm regards.
Meghan is expected to become a princess or duchess after the wedding which will hold next year on a date yet to be fixed.
An official statement from Clarence House reads in part “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”.
According to the Guardian, Prince Harry designed the ring that Markle showed off to photographers following the announcement. He reportedly used diamonds which belonged to his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
By designing his bride-to-be’s engagement ring using jewels that belonged to his mother, Harry is following in the footsteps of his grandfather.