Markle could have been the proud owner of Diana's sapphire engagement ring under different circumstances.
Downing Street will not set a national bank holiday on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day in spring 2018, despite William and Kate's special day being a bank holiday.
Markle stunned in a white wrap coat for the couple's first official photocall, while Harry looked dapper in a blue suit.
How Suits actress Meghan Markle is about the shake-up the British monarchy for the better.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has responded to news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement, saying: "I'm sure they're going to have a great deal of fun together."
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With Kensington Palace announcing the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Twitter was awash with congratulatory messages for the royal couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally announced their engagement, with Kensington Palace confirming their royal wedding will take place in spring 2018.
Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle — a mixed-race American raised as Catholic, a full-time actress, and a divorcee — shows that royalty has moved with the times.
Prince Harry was the UK's most eligible bachelor but, with his engagement to Meghan Markle, he is off the market. Millions of women who will never be princesses are devastated.
Prince Harry has been dating the Suits star since the summer of 2016.
According to reports, the couple had been busy finalising plans with royal courtiers over the course of last week and the BBC is said to have been "primed for the royal announcement".
A Daily Mail report has claimed that Harry has already proposed to the Suits actress and that the Royal expected to announce his engagement to Meghan Markle imminently.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also visited Aston Villa football ground on their visit to Birmingham today.
The sighting comes just after the Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary on Monday 20 November.