Prince Harry Announces Engagement to American Girlfriend Meghan Markle

It was announced today by the Royal family that 33-year-old Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and fifth in line to the throne, is engaged to 36-year-old Meghan Markle, his American girlfriend. According to a statement from Clarence House, the wedding will take place next spring.

On the news of Prince HARRY and Ms. Meghan Markle's engagement, The Prince of Wales, speaking for himself and The Duchess of Cornwall, said: "We're thrilled. We're both thrilled. We hope they'll be very happy indeed."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said of the engagement: '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.'

Check out the official statement in full below:

The couple began dating over a year ago. they made their first official appearance together in September in Toronto at the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style competition for wounded or sick members of the military.

Image: Screenshot/GMA

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