File photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Photograph:( Reuters )
It is official. Prince Harry of UK is engaged to actress Meghan Markle. The two will be getting married in the spring of 2018, Harry's father Prince Charles announced in a statement on Monday.
Harry, 33, currently fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best known for her role in the U.S. TV legal drama Suits, became engaged earlier this month, the statement issued by Clarence House said.
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"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 statement said.
The couple started dating sometime last year but did not confirm it. It was only in September that Markle admitted to their relationship in an interview to Vanity Fair magazine. The actress said, "We’re a couple,“ Markle told the U.S. magazine. ”We’re in love. I‘m sure there will be a time when we will 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. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
(With inputs from Reuters)