It’s official – Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle. Buckingham Palace confirmed the rumours, ending months of intense speculation. It was announced that the two were engaged earlier this month in London and will tie the knot in spring 2018, according to a statement released by Prince Charles.
The happy couple appeared before photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace in London after their engagement was announced. When asked by photographers when he knew Markle was “the one?” the prince replied he replied: “The very first time we met.” She showed off a dazzling three-stone ring, designed by Harry himself. At its center is a diamond from Botswana, which his office said was special place to the couple. The main stone is flanked by two diamonds taken from the personal collection of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.
A close-up of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shows the engagement ring she was wearing Monday.
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