Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, Kensington Palace reported on Monday.
Prince Harry who is fifth in line to the British throne, had to take permission from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, before he made the love proposal to Markie, in line with Perth Agreement of 2011, that the first sx persons in line to the throne need to according the sovereign’s permission to marry.
Statement from Kensington Palace on Monday 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.
“The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.”
The statement issued by Kensington Palace said the union has the support of Markle’s pararents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, who wished the couple “a lifetime of happiness.”
“Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents,” the statement said. “We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”
Markle is also a divorcée whose first marriage, to film producer Trevor Engelson, ended in 2013. She will become the first bi-racial princess in the British royal family.