The Royal Proposal: Prince Harry engaged to American actress

The Royal Proposal: Prince Harry engaged to American actress

By Liv Ronca ’18

On Monday, Nov. 27, Henry Charles Albert David, familiarly known as Prince Harry, announced his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle.

The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and fifth in line to the throne popped the question to Markle in London earlier this month. This was according to a statement made by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, in a statement released from his office at Clarence House. Markle will be the first bi-racial princess the British royal family has ever had.

According to CNN, the newly engaged couple made a brief appearance in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace where Harry told reporters that he knew Markle was “the one” from “the very first time we met.”

Markle also commented that she was “so very happy” as she flashed her engagement ring to the reporters.

As for Staples students, they were only congratulatory towards the Prince and his fiance. “I am so happy for them. It will be exciting to see another royal wedding,” Mathilda Ardvidsson ’18 said.

Ida Nevstad ’19, who recently moved the the United States from England in 2015, also said she was excited for the couple. “I am just sad that I won’t be there for the festivities,” Nevstad said, referring to her old home.

Aside from Staples students, congratulations were sent to the the Prince and Markle from numerous members of the royal family.

Harry’s brother, William Arthur Philip Louis, familiarly known as Prince William, and his wife, Catherine Elizabeth Mountbatten-Windsor are also happy for the newly engaged couple. “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,” they wrote in a statement released to CNN reporters.

The first royal wedding in six years will be taking place in the spring of 2018, with further details about the wedding being released over time.

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