« Prince Harry and Ms Markle became engaged in London earlier this month., « said a statement released by Clarence House.
The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/rtlAnFCWTf
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
Queen Elizabeth II reacted by saying she was « delighted » by the news and wished them much happiness, according to a statement from the Buckingham Palace posted on the royal family’s Twitter account. Meghan Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, said they were « incredibly happy » for the couple.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness. https://t.co/aAJ23uSbao
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 27, 2017
The couple will settle in Kensington Palace, where already live Prince William lives with his wife Kate and their two children.
According to British media, tradition dictates royal men receive a title when they marry, and Prince Harry is expected to become the Duke of Sussex. Meghan, the Suits star, would then become both an HRH and a duchess after saying her vows.
However, Prince Henry of Wales, could turn down a title, in which case, Ms Markle would be known as HRH Princess Henry of Wales.
The rumor of an engagement had swelled in recent days in London. In late September, 33-year-old Harry and 36-year-old Meghan Markle freely displayed their love for the first time in public in Toronto , hand-in-hand at a tennis match at the Invictus Games.