Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday that Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle.It was announced that the two were engaged earlier this month in London and will tie the knot in spring 2018.
Meghan Markle was raised in the Los Angeles area. Her father is a Hollywood lighting director, her mother a yoga instructor and psychotherapist.
According to a statement released by Prince Charles, “Prince Harry has informed the Queen and other close members of The Royal Family.”
Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, also released a statement congratulating the couple on their engagement and wishing them “a lifetime of happiness.”
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.
Harry and Markle appeared during an official photo-call, at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London, England. They’ve been a couple officially since November 2016, and are due to marry in spring 2018.