(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The happy news was announced in a royal statement issued by the prince’s father, Prince Charles.

 “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 The Queen and other close members of The Royal 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.”

Meghan Markle (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Meghan’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, have wished the couple – who have been dating for around 16 months – a “lifetime of happiness” together.

They said in a statement: “We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. 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.

“We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”

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Kensington Palace tweeted: “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will appear for a photo call at Kensington Palace later this afternoon. Stay tuned!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged

Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle attend the wheelchair tennis competition during the Invictus Games in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

“The couple will also take part in a broadcast interview to be aired this evening UK time.”


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