Kensington Palace announced today that Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged .
The pair became engaged earlier this month and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, where Harry currently lives. The statement from the royal household said,.
“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 make their engagement official with an appearance this afternoon before taking part in a broadcast interview that will air tonight.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman told CNN that Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh are “delighted” for the couple and “wish them every happiness.” They just celebrated their 70th anniversary last Monday, the first royals to ever make 7 decades together.
Harry’s brother, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, who also live at Kensington Palace, 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.“
Today’s announcement sets the stage for the most anticipated royal wedding since William married Catherine Middleton in 2011 in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The wedding will be in spring and is expected to cost upwards of $30 million.
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