Prince Harry of Wales is about to marry Suits actress Meghan Markle in Spring 2018 as Clarence House announces their engagement.
33 year old Prince got engaged to his long time girlfriend Meghan Markle earlier this month. Clarence House said in a statement:
“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.
The statement released by the Clarence house took the world by surprise. It was released on their official Twitter page. The statement said that the Prince will marry 36 year old actress next year in Spring. They will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London after their marriage.
“His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle got 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 36 year old actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane in Drama Series ‘Suits’ has already quit the show due to her engagement. The couple has been dating since 2016 after being introduced by mutual friends.
The couple tried to keep their relationship under covers but were exposed in October 2016 in a Sunday Newspaper.
Once the news broke, rumors began to float everywhere making it hard for the couple to remain silent. Therefore, to calm things down, Prince Harry had to make an official statement asking the media publishers to respect their privacy.
“The past week has seen a line crossed, (She) has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. 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.”
However, this year the couple decided to publicly accept their relationship. Prince Harry and Meghan were photographed together several time recently. They were also seen together at the Invictus Games holding hands. Prince of Wales was also seen kissing Meghan on the cheeks in the closing ceremony.
Earlier this month, Meghan became vocal about her relationship for the time. Talking to Vanity Fair, she said
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
Meghan Markle’s parents also commented on the announcement showing their excitement. A statement released by Kensington Place quoted Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland. It said:
“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.”
Prince William and Princess Kate also expressed their happiness on the matter. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘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 Twitter Page pf Kensington announced that the engaged couple ‘will appear for a photo call at Kensington Palace later this afternoon’. They also tweeted that Meghan and Prince Henry will give an interview that will be aired in the evening. The pictures and interviews are now online for the world to see. Meghan can been seen flaunting her engagement ring.
It’s all official now and we are all excited for another royal wedding to happen in 2018.