Congratulations are in order for the royal family! Prince Harry, the youngest son of the late Princess Diana and Prince Albert proposed to his girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle! While any royal engagement is big news, this is groundbreaking because Meghan is a divorced, American, Black woman!
The couple appeared at a photocall in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London on Monday afternoon, where Harry told reporters he knew Markle was “the one” from “the very first time we met.”
The Prince declined to elaborate on his proposal to Markle, but when asked whether it was romantic, he smiled and said, “of course it was.”
The pair, who became engaged quietly earlier this month, will marry in spring 2018 and live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, where Harry currently resides.
Monday’s announcement of the forthcoming nuptials was made by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, in a statement released from his office at Clarence House. Prince Charles said that he was ‘delighted ‘ to announce the engagement and that Harry had informed the Queen and other close members of their family.
Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are delighted about the engagement and wish the couple the best. They also stated that Harry asked her parents for permission to marry their daughter and they released a statement saying the same.
Well… a Black girl from Los Angeles is moving into the palace! This is one for the history books! Congratulations Meghan and Harry! Oh Boy!
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