Royal wedding looms as Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement
Prince Charles says he is thrilled after Clarence House announces engagement of his son to the American actor
The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, secretly got engaged earlier this month.
The wedding will take place in the spring. The venue was not immediately revealed with royal officials saying more details would be announced “in due course.” Harry’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, said they are “delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.”
Markle, 36, is three years older than Harry, and is divorced. Markle was married to movie producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013. Markle stars in the TV drama “Suits,” now in its seventh season on the USA cable network. The show is filmed in Toronto, and Harry, who served two tours of Afghanistan with the British army, has visited her there several times.
Markle spoke about her relationship with Harry in a Vanity Fair interview published in September.
“We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time,” she told the magazine.