Prince Harry engaged to Meghan Markle: The best celebrity reactions

This morning it was announced that Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, with Clarence House confirming the news with a royal statement issued by Harry’s father, Prince Charles.

The statement revealed that the 33-year-old royal will be marrying Meghan in Spring 2018 after he asked for Meghan’s parents’ blessing to marry their daughter.

The couple’s engagement has been confirmed. Copyright: [Rex]
The couple’s engagement has been confirmed. Copyright: [Rex]

Needless to say, as soon as the news broke social media erupted with reactions, with everybody from Prime Minister Theresa May to comic Jack Whitehall having their say on the royal engagement:

Meghan’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, have released a statement wishing 36-year-old Meghan and Harry, who have been dating for 16 months, a “lifetime of happiness” together.

They said: “We 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 wedding will take place in Spring next year. Copyright: [PA]
The wedding will take place in Spring next year. Copyright: [PA]

Kensington Palace have confirmed that Harry and Meghan will be taking part in a TV interview later on today [27 November], tweeting: “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will appear for a photo call at Kensington Palace later this afternoon. Stay tuned!

“The couple will also take part in a broadcast interview to be aired this evening UK time.”

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