Newly engaged couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared together for a photo op just after official news of their engagement was released. Source: AFP/Getty Images
The couple walked out hand-in-hand at Kensington Palace to pose for photographs and record a special television broadcast to celebrate the happy news. The couple chose the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace for the announcement – a place close to the late Princess Diana’s heart.
Congratulations Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on their engagement!— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle this afternoon visited Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden for a photocall to mark the happy news. pic.twitter.com/gEctA368ua
The public got to see, for the first time, the sentimental engagement ring Prince Harry designed himself. The center diamond is from Botswana, a country close to Harry’s heart. It is flanked by two diamonds from his late mother, Princess Diana’s collection.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle arrive for a photocall at Kensington Palace Gardens on the day their engagement is announced. pic.twitter.com/YkcEvosY9L— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
When asked by the press when he knew Meghan was the one, a lovestruck Harry replied, “The very first time we met.”
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are "thrilled and happy" to be engaged. pic.twitter.com/HBz30SbZVE— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
Prince Harry’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, released a statement saying they are “Delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.” Meanwhile, Harry’s father, Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall congratulated the couple revealing, “We’re thrilled. We’re both thrilled. We hope they’ll be very happy indeed.”