The engagement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has been officially announced and its catching our attention for one reason…Markle is an American divorcee and is the first American to marry into the royal family in almost 81 years.
Are you wondering who Meghan Markle is? Her mother is african american, while her father is white and Jewish. You’ve probably seen her act in shows such as Suits and the Tig.
The couple has been together since July 2016 and are to be married in Spring of 2018. Harry quietly proposed to Markle, 36, which left many questioning how romantic the proposal was. When asked if the proposal was romantic, Harry said, “Of course it was,” according to a report done by CNN. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage, which is part of Kensington Palace.
In the beginning stages of their relationship, Harry took an unusual approach and made a public statement which said, “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.” Tabloids were vigorously targeting Markle, leading Harry to speak out.
The engagement announcement was made by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, where he said he was “delighted to announce” the engagement, adding that Harry had informed “The Queen and other close members of his family.”
On the news of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle's engagement, The Prince of Wales, speaking for himself and The Duchess of Cornwall, said: "We're thrilled. We're both thrilled. We hope they'll be very happy indeed." Earlier The Prince of Wales released this announcement: "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. 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."
According to a statement from Kensington Palace, the ring, designed by Harry, has a gold band and features a large diamond from Botswana with two smaller diamonds from Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.