By Joanne Rosa
The Prince is definitely down with the swirl!
A statement released today confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. The proposal actually happened earlier this month in London, according to the Clarence House of London.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
Prince Harry, 33, gave Meghan a custom engagement ring that has three diamonds that sit on a gold band. The diamond at the center is from Botswana, and the diamonds next to it are from Princess Diana’s personal collection. The ring was created by the Queen’s jeweler, Cleave and Company.
Thirty-six year-old Meghan Markle recently met the Queen, and reportedly learned the supposed rules of being a royal. Prince Harry will be sixth in line for the throne once Kate Middleton has her third child.
There are many rules that Meghan needs to follow in order to marry a prince! She reportedly cannot continue her acting career and will quit her role in the hit American show “Suits”. Meghan will likely leave after season seven ends. When Priyanka Chopra sat on the purple couch with Wendy, she said it seems that Meghan has little to no stress since she started seeing Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle was born and raised in California, and moved to Toronto later on in life. Meghan has African-American and Dutch-Irish roots.She attended college and graduated with a masters in social work from Northwestern University. Meghan was married to actor and producer Trevor Engelson in 2011. The marriage ended in 2013.
Meghan will be the first American to marry royalty in this century. The last time this happened was in 1937 when the Duke of Windsor married socialite Wallis Simpson.
Prince Harry and Meghan met in April 2016. Meghan told Vanity Fair that they were introduced by a mutual friend while she was visiting London. In November 2016, Kensington Palace issued a statement about the harassment Meghan Markle and her family endured.
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Markle and her family. pic.twitter.com/EuFZ4fmUIj
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 8, 2016
At the Invictus Games in September of 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan made their first official public appearance, although they were pictured together in December of 2016 shopping for a Christmas tree in London. The happy couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.