Breaking news: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged

Breaking news: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged

A royal engagement

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Image: Reuters

It's confirmed! Kensington Palace is set to welcome a new member to the ruling family following the announcement of Prince Harry's royal engagement...

After months of speculation, Kensington Palace has officially announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. Adding more excitement to the royal family — following Prince William and Kate Middleton's pregnancy news — the Los Angeles-based actress will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London and is set to walk down the aisle in Spring 2018.

Announcing the news via social media, Kensington Palace confirmed the news, stating: "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. 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 couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace."

While no further details have been announced, watch this space! Also, go inside the Royal Kensington Palace Gala with Kate Middleton