Get ready for another royal wedding folks; Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially engaged.
The royal family confirmed the news on Monday morning with a Twitter message that read: “The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.”
The statement, released by the Clarence House, confirmed that the royal nuptials will take place in Spring 2018 and that “details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.”
The family also revealed that the Queen has been informed and that the Prince “sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.”
Last month, it was reported that the Suits actress had already picked up and moved to London to be with her man. Once married, the lovebirds will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
The pair started dating in Summer 2016 and has been inseparable since. But their romance hasn’t always been smooth sailing.
During the height of their budding courtship, the two faced harsh criticism for their interracial relationship. The constant mistreatment and ongoing disparaging remarks towards Markle and her family eventually led to the Prince publicly coming to her defense.
“His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” a statement by the Prince read. “Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper, the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,” the comment read. “He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.”
Congrats to the pair.
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