Clarence House has finally confirmed the much-anticipated news that the Prince, 33, and his 36-year-old girlfriend Meghan Markle are engaged in a statement on Monday morning.
The royal wedding will take place in the spring of next year. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will appear at a photocall at Kensington Palace on Monday afternoon to celebrate their engagement and record a television broadcast due to be screened on Monday evening.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh said they were “delighted” for their grandson and his bride-to-be, and “wish them every happiness“.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”
Fifth in line to the throne Harry has been dating Ms Markle – who found fame in the US legal drama Suits – since the summer of 2016.
Their 16-month romance blossomed when they met through mutual friends in London, and the pair have been almost inseparable in recent months.