The announcement by Clarence House said the the prince, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Markle next spring and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London, reports the BBC.
The couple, who have been dating since July 2016, got engaged in November.
In a statement, Prince Harry said he was “delighted to announce” the engagement and had received the blessing of Markle’s parents.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales made this announcement this morning: 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. 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 couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
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Prince Harry and Markle made their first public appearance as a couple in September.
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.’
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness together.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) November 27, 2017
Hurrah! It’s official Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are engaged ! Lovely news for a Monday morning xxx #RoyalEngagement @SmoothRadio
— Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) November 27, 2017
Hey Prince Harry and Meghan hurry up and announce a date for the wedding. We want to know when we’re getting a day off! pic.twitter.com/Yq3AZVWh5o
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) November 27, 2017