All the attention is on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the newest couple in town. The first pictures from their engagement in The Sunken Gardens at Kensington have been released now and if you look close enough, you can see Meghan’s ring flashing in the light.
When the 33-year-old Prince was asked when did he know that Meghan, who is three years his senior was the one he was going to marry, Harry replied: “The very first time we met.”
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Prince Harry designed the ring with one stone from Botswana and two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection. The engagement was confirmed on Monday, November 27th via Twitter from the official Clarence House account. The tweet confirmed that the proposal took place earlier this month after Prince Harry received permission from The Queen.
According to Unilad, 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 actress’ parents are also very happy for her daughter. They wished them a lifetime of happiness together.
“We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person,” they said.
“To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents.”
The wedding might take place in the spring, according to some rumors.
Harry is fifth in line to ascend the throne but after the birth of Will and Kate’s third child, he is set to slip down a spot to sixth.
The official engagement announcement read:
“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.”
The pair will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Since Meghan is not born into the Royal Family, she will not become a Princess. However, there is a possibility that Prince Harry and Meghan will be awarded a dukedom as a token to celebrate their wedding.
Meghan won’t become a Princess, contrary to popular opinion, as the title is reserved for women who are born into the Royal Family.
Vogue just predicted that they will be dubbed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a title that has been vacant since the mid-nineteenth century.
But this isn’t official, especially since the fact that the actress is a divorcee could be a road bump. Of course, she is not the first divorced member of the royal family: Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowels were the ones who set that precedent.
According to an archaic tradition, Kate Middleton can be referred as Princess William so Meghan could be referred as Princess Henry since that is Harry’s real name.
Check out how the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge congratulated the newly-engaged couple.