How Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle

Oscar Cross
November 28, 2017

"His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month", the statement continued. Markle has made high-profile appearances in Line clothing before, including at the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games this year where she wore a long trench that also sold out immediately.

Ms Markle credited her American background - and lack of exposure to British tabloids - with allowing her to get to know Prince Harry naturally and organically.

The couple made their first public appearance since making the announcement in a photo call outside Kensington Palace. Before that, it was occupied by Prince William and Kate Middleton.

As she got to know Harry, Markle learnt about the huge amount of public scrutiny that the royals face, and she said she was not prepared for the level of attention their relationship would have. "Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person".

"Any the end of day I'm really just proud of who I am and where I come from and we have never put any focus on that", she said in the BBC interview.

The engagement was publicly announced today (Monday) with the wedding set to be held in spring 2018.

Wellwishers gathered Monday outside Buckingham Palace, including John Egan, 72, who said: "It is good for the country". Designed by Prince Harry himself, the engagement ring features diamonds not only of substantial monetary value, but also of invaluable sentimental value as it is a tribute to his beloved late mother, Princess Diana, experts told MONEY.

In his younger days, he regularly hit the headlines for his partying and his outspoken criticism of the media, whom he blames for the death of his mother.

Forgoing royal family history, Prince Harry may opt for a more intimate venue, unique to him and his fiancé.

Best wishes for a happy marriage!

Harry and Markle, who is a divorcee, met in July 2016 after they were introduced through a friend who set them up on a blind date.

In his office's warning to the media, Prince Harry referred to the sexism and racism directed at ms Markle, whose father is white and her mother African-American.

Prime Minister Theresa May offered her "warmest congratulations", writing on her official Twitter page that it was a "time of huge celebration".

Westminster Abbey is a popular venue for royal weddings.

Markle said she had met Queen Elizabeth, who she said was an incredible woman.

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