Prepare for a royal wedding!
The family confirmed the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a statement released from Kensington Palace on Monday.
“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.”
The statement also revealed that the couple have been engaged for several weeks now.
“His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. 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 two will live together in the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, also issued a statement, saying, "We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together."
Harry's brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton also issued a statement, adding, "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."
The engagement news comes just weeks after ET reported that the 33-year-old prince and Markle, 36, were preparing to move in together and that a wedding in June 2018 was looking likely.
“I am told by my sources that Meghan is likely to be moving to London as soon as November,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET in October. “She's not signing up for another series of Suits. She's planning to leave Canada and make London her new, permanent home."
The pair reportedly met in May 2016, when Harry was in Toronto, Canada (where Suits is filmed), for a visit to the Invictus Games, and the engagement comes one year after he confirmed the relationship by releasing a statement condemning those who had harassed and verbally abused the actress.