One of the world’s most eligible bachelors just took himself off the market. Prince Harry is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle who stars in the TV Legal drama “Suits”, Kensington Palace announced in a statement.
“His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle,” according to the palace statement. The couple got engaged earlier this month in London. Prince Harry also “sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents,” the palace said.
Markle is a 36-year-old California native emerged from relative obscurity after news began to leak in the fall of 2016 that she was dating Prince Harry, 33. The couple dated for more than a year before making their first official appearance together this past September at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
According to CNN and Kensington Palace reports, the wedding will take place in the spring of next year, June to be precise. The couple will make an official engagement appearance on Monday afternoon before taking part in a broadcast interview which will air in the evening.
The pair were introduced in July 2016 by mutual friends in London, Markle confirmed in September. Markle is best known for her role on TV show “Suits” as well as her philanthropic work.
The 36-year-old LA native spoke of her royal relationship for the first time earlier this year telling Vanity Fair: “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”