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It’s official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially announced their royal engagement, which took place in London earlier this month.
The exciting engagement between Harry, the fifth in line to the throne and Markle, a California-born actress, is sure to bring a refreshingly modern energy to the royal family.
The proposal itself, which happened during a night of ‘roasting chicken’ together at home, is likely the simplest yet most relatable royal engagement we’ve heard about to date.
According to Kensington Palace, the wedding is set to take place in Spring 2018. Following the official announcement, the newly engaged couple posed for photos in the Kensington Palace Sunken Garden, both smiling from cheek-to-cheek.
In many ways, Markle trumps many of the conventions expected of a duchess-to-be. But she undoubtedly breaks those conventions with her love for philanthropy, stunning beauty and of course, her style. During their recent engagement photo-op, Markle wore a white Line wrap coat, P.A.R.O.S.H. dress and nude, lace-up, Aquazzura heels. Most noted was the Cleave and Company engagement ring designed by Prince Harry himself! The diamond at the center is from Botswana (where the couple has spent a significant amount of time together), and the outside stones are diamonds from the collection of Princess Diana.
Prince Harry told the reporters at the photocall he knew Markle was the one for him “from the very first time we met.”
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle arrive for a photocall at Kensington Palace Gardens on the day their engagement is announced. pic.twitter.com/YkcEvosY9L
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
We can’t wait to learn more about this modern day royal engagement! Look out for a full style profile on Meghan Markle coming soon.