Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged – Get the Story Behind the Ring

Wedding bells are officially ringing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The United Kingdom’s Kensington Palace has confirmed that the pair is engaged – and that we can expect a royal wedding in Spring 2018! Yes, that soon!

Clarence House shared a series of official press releases on Twitter, expressing the palace’s “delight” at the engagement, and promising exact wedding ceremony details soon.

Both families are thrilled for the couple’s happiness, and issued coordinating statements on the engagement. We are swooning over the fact that Prince Harry asked his bride-to-be’s parents for her hand in marriage – like a true traditional gentleman!

“Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person,” Meghan’s parents shared. “To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”

The palace confirmed that Prince Harry actually popped the question earlier this month. But we got our first sneak peek at the engagement ring when the couple appeared at an official photo call this morning.

There is a lot of history in Meghan Markle’s one-of-a-kind engagement ring. It even offers a beautiful tribute to Prince Harry’s late mother, the beloved Princess Diana. Two out of the three unique diamonds making up Meghan’s ring are reported to be from Princess Diana’s own collection. The other is a jewel from the African country of Botswana, where the pair visited together over the summer. What a personal touch!

The ring was crafted by Queen Elizabeth-approved British jewelers Cleave and Company.

We can only imagine that Meghan’s wedding day style is going to be equally incredible. The American actress and philanthropist, 36, has become an international style inspiration in her own right due to her timeless and elegant ensembles.

While we can’t know precisely which gown she will walk down the aisle in, Meghan once told Glamour magazine that she has a dream dress in mind.

“Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist,” she said. “I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty.”

We will definitely have our eyes peeled for dress updates! In the mean time, congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement!

More engagement ring designs.


More from Richard