How Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle's new engagement ring from Prince Harry is anything but ordinary. "This ring is truly priceless with unmatched cultural significance", she said in an email.

It is flanked by two stones taken from the collection of Princess Diana, the prince's late mother.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents.

News of the engagement comes just days after a popular London bookkeeper suspended bets on when Harry would get engaged amid rumors the announcement was looming.

In September, UsWeekly reported that a source said that Markle had met the Queen and "it went well".

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"The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's (Markle's) favorite and the main stone itself is sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewelry collection to make sure that she's with us on this insane journey together", Prince Harry said in an interview with BBC on Monday.

"I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her", he said.

The "Suits" actress, wearing a white coat and nude high heels, said she was "so very happy" as she held Harry's hand and showed off her diamond engagement ring.

"I did not have any understanding of just what it would be like", she said, saying there was a misconception that because she was an actress she would be used to being in the media spotlight. Just under half a mile away from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey hosted the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 and Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials in 2011.

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Ms Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, said their daughter was a "kind and loving person" and they were "incredibly happy".

Exasperated by the media frenzy, the palace also released an extraordinary statement attacking the "sexism" and "racism" directed at Markle, who is of mixed race.

"Very first time we met", the prince said.

"I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends - best friends with Meghan".

Forgoing royal family history, Prince Harry may opt for a more intimate venue, unique to him and his fiancé.

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They will marry in the northern Spring of 2018.


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