THE ACTRESS Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, confirmed their engagement earlier today (November 27).
The couple revealed their engagement after the Queen gave her grandson permission to marry the star in the week she celebrated her own 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple, who revealed they were a couple a year ago after a six-month secret relationship, have chosen to announce they are getting married just before they spend their first proper Christmas together.
It’s expected that the wedding will take place next spring and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.
After the wedding, Ms Markle will become an HRH and a senior royal.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh said they were “delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness”, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.
Ms Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, said they were “incredibly happy”, adding: “To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents”.
Ms Markle, who played Rachel Zane in US TV drama Suits, was born on 4 August 1981 and grew up in Los Angeles but now lives in Toronto.
The area in which she grew up has been described as the “Black Beverly Hills” with the median price of a home there being $771,000.
She attended a private primary school before studying at a girls’ Roman Catholic college and later graduating from Northwestern University School of Communication in 2003, just as her acting career was beginning. SOURCE :http://www.voice-online.co.uk