Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged, The Royal Family Reacts

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Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018.

Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged, Prince Charles announced Monday.

"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle," read the official announcement on Twitter from Clarence House in London.

"The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course," the announcement said. "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."

Harry and Markle will also appear for a photo call at Kensington Palace Monday and they will do a joint interview that will be broadcast in the U.K.

Kensington Palace also released statements from Markle's parents, Harry's brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, and from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

"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," said Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland. "We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together."

"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," said Prince William and Kate Middleton.

"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness," said The Royal Family Twitter account.

Harry, 32, and Markle, 36, best known for her role on Suits, were first linked in October 2016.

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.