Our office was full of excitement today as news of a Royal Wedding broke this morning.
The fifth in line to the throne will marry Ms Markle in spring 2018.
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.”
Markle said she was “so very happy” and flashed her engagement ring to reporters.
The ring, 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.
The pair, who became engaged quietly earlier this month, will marry in spring 2018 and live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, where Harry currently resides.
Monday’s announcement of the forthcoming nuptials was made by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, in a statement released from his office at Clarence House.
Prince Charles said he was “delighted to announce” the engagement, adding that Harry had informed “The Queen and other close members of his family.”