Earlier this month, after receiving her parents’ blessing, Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle in London. Clarence House shared the news with the public Monday, with all members of Harry’s immediate family offering their support. Meghan’s parents also issued a statement, saying, “…We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”
Soon after their engagement was announced, the couple stepped out at Kensington Palace and posed for photographers. Meghan wore a white coat over a knee-length dress, while her fiancé wore a navy suit.
The bride-to-be seems to be taking her newfound fame in stride. As she previously said in an interview, it was “surprising” how much things changed after their romance became public. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support,” she said. And at the end of the day, Meghan added, “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.”
Their wedding will take place in the spring of 2018, according to Clarence House, and more details will be announced in “due course.”
After their wedding, the couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
This will be the first marriage for Harry, who is currently fifth in line to the British throne, and the second for Meghan, who was married to TV producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013.