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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged!

scandal 28/11/2017

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged! 

The pair made their first appearance together after the announcement and described their joy at the prospect of getting married. 

Harry told reporters he knew Markle was "the one" from "the very first time we met."

The prince declined to elaborate on his proposal to Markle, but when asked whether it was romantic, he smiled and said, "of course it was."

The ring was designed by Harry, has a gold band and features a large diamond from Botswana and two smaller outer diamonds from the personal collection of Harry's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

Botswana holds special significance for the couple, who have spent time together there over the past year and a half, Kensington Palace said.

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The couple will marry in spring 2018.

Prince Charles said he was "delighted to announce" the engagement, adding that Harry had informed "The Queen and other close members of his family."