Prince Harry Just Got Engaged and Now the Royal Family Isn’t Just White People Anymore

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Thanksgiving might be over, but we’ve still got things to be thankful for! Today, it’s that the world has another royal wedding to look forward to!

That’s right, six years after William and Kate’s wedding (and 70 years after the Queen and Prince Philip’s), Prince Harry has now announced his own engagement! We’ve got all the deets here.

The world has watched him grow up in the royal spotlight, and that’s not going to be changing anytime soon. But now, he’ll have a partner to join him in that spotlight.

Remember when people thought he was throwing up the Devil’s sign when meeting Melania Trump? Luckily, this new news is nowhere near as controversial.

Watching him interact with little Emily Henson at the Invictus Games was such a delight! And, OK, maybe it made us start thinking about whether Harry would ever have kids of his own.

Can you believe it’s been that long? Of course, Prince Philip and the Queen have been married nearly 10 times as long! They just celebrated their 70th anniversary last week with an adorable photo shoot.

With another niece or nephew due next spring! So yeah, it’s been quite a whirlwind year for Prince Harry. And it’s only getting more exciting, as he just announced his engagement! Wait ’til you see his beautiful bride-to-be…

Prince Harry and Markle have been dating since June of last year. They just announced their engagement today and plan to be married next spring.

The ring features three stones. The middle stone is from Botswana — a place Prince Harry spent a lot of time as a child as well as the location the couple has spent some time vacationing together this year. The side stones are diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection.

Namely, that Meghan Markle is African-American. It’ll certainly be a change for the royal family, which has been full of a lot of white people for…centuries.

Hey! Half of those things are awesome! We’re thrilled to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle start their lives together. They seem like an adorably happy couple.

Regardless of how Prince Charles feels about the union (or anyone else, for that matter), we couldn’t be more excited, and we’re sure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle couldn’t be, either. Stay tuned for more updates on the new royal wedding!