Britain’s Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, after they got engaged earlier this month, according to an official announcement.
Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is engaged to Markle, confirming months of rumours that the couple was close to tying the knot.
Markle a mixed-race American raised in California, an outspoken full-time actress, and a divorcee makes a surprising addition to Britain’s monarchy.
“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle,” Clarence House said in a statement on behalf of Harry’s father Prince Charles.
“The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course,” it adds.
The announcement confirms that the couple had got engaged earlier this month and that the 33-year-old Harry had informed Queen Elizabeth II of his intention to marry Markle.