WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged!

UPDATE @ November 28, 6.00am: PRINCE Harry and American actress Meghan Markle have stepped out for the very first time since announcing their engagement.

The smitten couple took a stroll through the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace to mark the momentous occasion, before taking part in an interview with the BBC to share details of their exciting news.

In true fairytale style, Harry revealed he knew Ms Markle was ‘the one’ from the very first moment they met.


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“When did I know she was the one? Very first time we met,” the prince said.

Ms Markle’s stunning engagement ring was designed by the prince himself, using two stones which belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana.

“Not being able to meet his mother, it’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us,” Meghan said of the ring.

During the interview, the Royal couple revealed the moment Harry popped the big question – while cooking a roast chicken at the cottage.

“It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic,” Meghan said.

“I could barely let you finish, I was like, ‘Can I say yes now?'”

Harry added that it was a “very nice moment, just the two of us.”

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The couple, who admitted they were set up by a mutual friend and had two back-to-back dates in London last July, will marry in Spring 2018.

Earlier, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were “very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”

You can watch the couple’s first full TV interview below:

EARLIER @ November 27, 8.15pm: After weeks of speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged!

Clarence House announced the exciting news in a statement on social media on Monday night AEST.

“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle,” the statement reads.

“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.”

In a statement issued by Kensington Palace, Ms, Markle’s parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland said they are “incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry.”

“Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents.

“We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”

The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace confirmed the newly-engaged couple will take part in a photo shoot and broadcast interview, to be aired this evening, UK time.

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