"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," said the official statement.
In a separate statement, brother Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge expressed their excitement for the newly engaged couple.
"It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together," said the couple.
Like a true royal, Prince Harry sought the blessings of Meghan Markle's parents. He also informed The Queen and other members of the royal family about the engagement. Twitter, however, woke up to the news only a few hours back when the palace dropped the statement and has been buzzing with jokes, memes and collective heartbreak. Our sympathies.
A lot of people were really, really thrilled
Prince Harry... pic.twitter.com/8zdOizIxF7— Matt Bodkin (@mtbodkin) November 27, 2017
And others "expecting" a royal proposal were left blindsided
And I thought #PrinceHarry was going to propose to me.— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) November 27, 2017
A royal wedding = another chhutti for the Brits?
So excited for that extra bank holiday next year! Oups I mean the upcoming royal wedding between Harry and Mary? Melissa? Meg? Whatever, the bank holiday. #PrinceHarry#HarryandMeghan#RoyalWedding#bankholiday#MeghanMarklepic.twitter.com/9RUYmSYOxj— Juan Diego (@JDWaldorf) November 27, 2017
But do we get a day off? #PrinceHarry— APositiveFashion (@APositiveFash) November 27, 2017
Many just felt really bad for Mike Ross
I bet Mike Ross is fuming #PrinceHarry— Matthew Dixon (@Mattydixon0310) November 27, 2017
Can't believe Rachel Zane would dump Mike Ross for Prince Harry— Osama (@ozzieh10) November 27, 2017
Hello Prince Harry, you just ruined Suits for me. pic.twitter.com/1hz7pNk2CW— Okey Anya (@realOkeyAnya) November 27, 2017
Meghan Markle is known for her role as Rachel Zane on American legal drama "Suits". The 36-year-old reportedly met Prince Harry in May 2016 in Toronto, Canada where she lived. The couple made their first formal public appearance together in September at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
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