Prince Harry is Engaged to American Actress Meghan Markle + Why People Are So Obsessed

Nov 28, 2017, 03:08 PM

The next addition to the British royal family will be an American.

The family announced yesterday that Prince Harry is engaged to actress Meghan Markle. She's on the show "Suits," but she recently announced she was leaving, which led to speculation that a royal wedding was in the works.

The royals issued a statement saying, "The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course...

"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."

Harry and Meghan met in July of 2016, and went public with their relationship earlier this year. He designed her ring himself, and it includes two diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana.

After the big announcement, they stepped outside for a photo op.

In an interview later with the BBC, Meghan said she interrupted Harry's proposal because she was so eager to say yes.