Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

His Royal Highness Prince Harry has asked American actress Meghan Markle to be his wife. Harry's father Prince Charles said the couple became engaged earlier this month.

Prince Harry

Harry, 33, went public with his romance with the 36-year-old biracial actress in November 2016 after they dated for a few months. The couple has not dated for a full year.

Harry, whose given name is Henry, is fifth in line to the British throne. Those ahead of him include his father, Prince Charles, his brother William, and his nephew Prince George, 4, and niece Princess Charlotte, 2.

Harry will be pushed back further to sixth in line after Prince William's wife, Kate, gives birth to their third child next spring.

Prince Charles, who divorced Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, to marry his longtime mistress, released a statement early Monday which reads:

"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course."

"His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents."

Kensington Palace also announced Harry's royal engagement to the 'Suits' actress early Monday on Twitter.com.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

The announcement followed months of speculation about Harry and Meghan, who quit the TV series 'Suits' and moved to London recently.

The wedding ceremony is set to take place next Spring.

Kensington Palace tweeted: "Ms. Markle's parents Mr. Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland [pictured below] have wished the couple 'a lifetime of happiness.'"

Doria Radlan

The newly-engaged couple will take part in a photocall on Monday afternoon in London and a broadcast interview will be aired this evening UK time, according to WENN.com.

According to Us Weekly magazine, Harry used diamonds from a brooch previously owned by his late mother Princess Diana to craft an entirely unique engagement ring for his new fiancée.

Harry and Meghan's engagement comes after the actress opened up about her relationship with the prince in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine earlier this year, in which she described their romance as a traditional "love story".

Meghan Markle

"We're a couple,” she told the publication. "We're in love. I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story."

Meghan was previously married to actor and producer Trevor Engelson between 2011 and 2013. Their union was childless.

Some say this engagement is a bad idea mainly because Harry is a notorious womanizer and Meghan is a 36-year-old divorcee.

She will be nearly 37 when they tie the knot next spring. If the couple plan to have children, 37 is considered high risk for pregnancy.

 

 

Photos by Chris Jackson/Getty Images, WENN.com, BACKGRID USA

  • DETROITTOATL

    He don't wanna be a playa no more.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Meghan looks like a younger version of Demi Moore.

  • Soda

    People still believe in this royalty b.s.? No wonder they live so long, never having to work or do anything for themselves.

  • JoJoDancer

    His Royal Highness, you know darn well that ain't Charles son...But then again, I think that's why he my favorite "royal"

  • wiseone

    Royalty is incest - they married their own kin to keep the crown in the family back in the day. To me they are rich welfare recipients.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I remember when Will and Kate married a friend and I noticed there were no minorities at all during the coverage, looks like that's about to change.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me likes some Harry congratulations .... Dianna had some well rounded boys... They actually humbled that grandmother and everyone else in that Hiarchy .... Dianna sons are humble as hell and love to give.... So humble they preferred to live as normal people .... Even joining the service ... Congratulations to him... Dianna would be so proud of them both... ??

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I know these white/men girls gonna be mad. He is marrying someone with color in her. Get it boo.

  • Missy

    I gotta thang 4 gingers...but he is SEXY af & they make a nice looking couple...congrats 2 them??

  • Decked Out

    Exactly. Don't pay for shyt but will SPEND the "Commoners" hard earn CASH.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    His enagagment has a lot of people in England enraged. First their trying say they don’t like her because she’s divorced and old when Camilla was not only cheating with Charlie but is a divorced herself. Then they said she’s a opportunist but one could say that about Will’s wife Kate or any lady the boys date. They don’t want to say the real reason is because she’s black. But Congtats to them happiness should be the goal for everyone in this lifetime.?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sandy are you getting an invite?
    If you need an escort hit me up. *wink*

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Mawning

  • darealwifey

    Bwahahahaha! Ooooweee! Gotta love Harry. He has always done wtf he wants to do. lol

  • TMW

    This decision wasn’t made lightly though. She’s giving up her acting career (leaving Suits) and she had a lifestyle blog that she shut down as well. And I believe they have dated for more than a year, they just didn’t officially go public with it.

  • No Love Lost

    Exactly. Harry said "I'm done being a playa" lol
    https://youtu.be/TBWCuHWHMrQ

  • Ebony Starr

    I wonder if Serena will get an invite.

  • No Love Lost

    Big congrats! Love is so beautiful. Side note, Harry is sexy as hell.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Yaass!! GOALS!! THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!!! THIS IS WHOM OUR YOUNG FEMALES SHOULD EMULATE!! GET IT RIGHT!! YAASSS!! All that bucket nakedness and deep throating and babybaddy chasing goals are NOT HOW YOU DI IT NOR REPRESENT!

  • You Could Never

    I love it. Congrats to them.

  • You Could Never

    Harry sure did grow up to be a right handsome fella. Shew.

  • GiftedSoul

    Congrats!!!! Beautiful couple!! And 37 is not high risk for pregnancy ?...if your healthy fertile and still have a period and God wants you pregnant so shall it be!! These doctors do not know everything there is to know about a woman’s body. Some women have high risk pregnancies in their 20s ....while some women in their 40s have healthy perfect babies!! Live your life!!

  • Diva4lyfe

    he is so sexy so Congrats to them and wish them the best.

  • Bashi22

    Hope she ask the Queen once settled after marriage please to give back all the Africans their stolen land.

  • Bashi22

    She’s mix

  • tia

    This romance right here is a "real live" story book fairytale come true.
    God is good... congratulations Meghan :)

  • Noirluv45

    Prince Harry has always been my favorite royal son. He always seemed down-to-earth and funny. I'm happy for them and wish them all the best.

  • Noirluv45

    She sure is, but I bet they don't give one rat's behind. The only thing they see is Black. I wonder if her mother was White if they'd have a different tude?

  • Bashi22

    She’s going live off all the enslaved Africans resources England stole from Africa. Then smile in our face saying they doing charity works.

  • You Could Never

    So...who gonna give back the stolen land of the other countries who settled Africa other than the English? Who gonna ask for the French speaking stolen land back? Hell what about Equatorial Guinea Spanish speaking stolen ass land? *rings up the King of Spain*

  • Dowoop

    It seems Sandra cannot count. If they went public in Nov of 2016 after dating for a few months how's has the relationship not been an yr yet?

  • Bashi22

    She’s part black right she’s going to live off stolen land and resources from Africa right. So I need her to be bold and ask for England to give back the land to the rightful owners the Africans

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Right! Can't she be happily married? By the time the Kingship gets to him they may no longer exist anyway!

  • Kanyade

    Aw, congrats to the happy couple. I heard on the news this morning that they were introduced by mutual friends in 2015. Don't know at what point after that they began officially dating.

  • Coy little wink

    Harry is fine lawd look at him in that uniform ? and she's a beauty...very handsome couple! Cheers ?

  • Kanyade

    Michael K over on DeeeListed calls Prince Harry, Prince Hot Ginge. LOL He definitely did, "glow up" as the chirren say these days.

  • klwbaby

    The only royal I liked was Princess Diana. She did a ton of charity work and bought attention to a lot of issues around the world. I think her sons share some of those characteristics so I hope everything works out for this couple.

  • QueenSuga

    So what can you do about it? Let that woman live! ?

  • Phillybruh

    Why do we put our celebrities through this, now she's gotta be the one to free Africa. The monarchy hasn't had any real power in years.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Now watch the folk who have nobody of substance in their lives NO INSIDE SCOOP CONNECTION to this couple RIP THIS RELATIONSHIP TO SMITHEREENS. FOH...GO SERENA! GO EVE!!! WINNING!!

  • Noirluv45

    I don't know what to say about that.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Apparently she's been getting a lot of hateful messages on twitter / social media.
    No surprise there. Like you said, there are a lot of white women who are mad right now. And men too.

  • Bashi22

    Real power but enslave Africans rob them of their heritage stole their land and resources which is still making money right now generations wealth. No Power really

  • Phillybruh

    Go protest man, let this girl get married.

  • Bashi22

    I’m not stopping her from living just pointing out facts. They don’t work they live off stolen land and resources generation wealth

  • shun king

    Never give up!!!!

  • Bashi22

    We still need the Land as said before I’m not stopping anyone from getting married. Just saying she marrying into family of thieves

  • Luv Pitties

    I remember when Harry wore blackface for a costume

  • starbright9449

    Lol

  • You Could Never

    I dont recall that. I do recall him dressing as a Nazi and it causing all kinds of issues.

  • Tammie Reed

    Cute couple, congrats!

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yes you should read some of the comments on Daily Mail, people are just split into pieces over the royal family being "over" and "tainted," bunch of dramatic racists. Then there is the veiled racism, people saying she should not be a part of the royal family because she's a divorced American and they simply don't "approve" when really it's about her black mama.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Meh. Congrats.

  • DETROITTOATL

    YES, I HAVE ALWAYS LIKE THE FACT THAT HE LIVED A VERY PUBLIC LIFE AND NEVER SEEMED TO CARE WHAT THE OTHER ROYALS THOUGHT.

  • DETROITTOATL

    I saw fawk'em....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. That's like racist white folk who will ask "What about the children?"... acting all concerned about interracial relationship/marriage... as if they're really all that "concerned" about the children. They just don't approve of the relationship, period.

  • Noirluv45

    Me too.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes I agree.

  • i troll it like i see it

    And Meghan is like the whitest mixed woman I've seen in a long time, still not good enough, it's like just simply knowing that negro blood is in her is setting folks off.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Ma'am, please stop playing doctor online lol 37 is considered "advanced maternal age". It doesn't mean anything bad will happen but it is definitely defined as so in medical terms.

  • Malcom Flex

    Well done, half-sis!