27 November 2017 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have today announced they are engaged and will marry early next year. The couple will […]
27 November 2017
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have today announced they are engaged and will marry early next year.
The couple will appear together on national TV in the UK for the first time this evening to discuss their engagement and whirlwind relationship of 16 months.
Royal protocol dictated that fifth in line to the throne Harry had to ask his grandmother the Queen for permission to marry and she agreed in the month where she celebrated her own 70th wedding anniversary.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a joint statement: ‘We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together’. The boys’ father Prince Charles said he was ‘thrilled’ and ‘very happy indeed’ for them.
A Kensington Palace spokesman tweeted today: ‘The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle.
‘Prince Harry 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.
‘The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further details will be announced in due course.’