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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged!

It actually happened!

By Grace O'Neill

After months of speculation it has really, officially happened: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged! Kensington Palace has just released an official announcement, confirming that the British royal proposed to his actress girlfriend earlier this month.

The official statement included plenty of genuinely adorable details, like the fact Harry asked Meghan's parents for permission before popping the question, that the pair will live in Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace together, and that the wedding will take place in spring (English spring, our autumn) of next year.

Harry and Meghan met through mutual friends in 2016. The romance was confirmed that November when Kensington Palace released an unprecedented press release confirmed Meghan as Harry's girlfriend and imploring the media to leave Markle alone.

Engagement rumours have been rife ever since, and became even more likely once the pair made their public debut at the 2017 Invictus Games in October.

Congratulations you two!!!