Another royal wedding is around the corner! On November 27th, 2017 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially announced their engagement. After having been dating for a little over a year, they have finally decided to tie the knot. The couple made their first public appearance after the announcement at Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace. Not only did the media dive at the opportunity for the photo op, the world got their first view of Markle’s engagement ring.
The beautiful ring was designed by the Prince himself using a diamond from Botswana, a very special place for the prince as he and Markle had spent much of their relationship there, and two stones from his late mother Princess Diana’s jewelry collection. It has been speculated that the wedding will take place next spring and that the royal couple will tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry was christened when he was just months old. It is also believed that the Royal family will cover all the wedding expenses.
Although Prince Harry is, well, a Prince, Meghan will not be able to hold the title of princess just yet. According to Royal expert Imogen Lloyd Webberas, one is unable to become a royal through marriage. However, Queen Elizabeth II has agreed to give the American actress the title of Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales as Prince Harry’s official title is His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales.
The happily engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in the spotlight since their announcement and people from all over the world have been reacting on Twitter.
The night of November 27th, the day they publicly announced their engagement, the couple’s first official interview aired on BBC where millions of viewers tuned in to watch the newly engaged couple be happy, adorable, and in love. Prince Harry explained how he proposed to Meghan adding that his father, Prince Charles, along with his brother, Prince William, and his wife, Duchess Catherine, have been amazing and supportive of the young couple. The Royal Family along with her parents have said to be “thrilled” about the future union between the two.
When the subject of Princess Diana came up, Prince Harry said that he was sure if his late mother would have met Meghan they would have been “as thick as thieves” and that he is sure that the late Princess “is somewhere jumping up and down in joy” for the both of them.
After all, Meghan does carry a little piece of Princess Diana with her on her engagement ring.