Did you hear the royal news? After much gossip and speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed their engagement this week!
It was an amazing event, mainly because Markle, a divorcée (as one newspaper snidely noted) also happens to be African American, a fact that made the couple the target of British newspapers once they got together.
Thankfully, the couple rode out the paparazzi wave, and now they're getting hitched.
That's right, there's another royal wedding in the wings!
Prince Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, met in London July 2016 when they were introduced by a mutual friend.
WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first public appearance since announcing their engagement (and we get a… https://t.co/Ev3VSnZ9aA— TODAY (@TODAY)1511791710.0
Paparazzi attention was so extensive and so racially tinged, Prince Harry was forced to put out a statement.
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Ma… https://t.co/6KgnuDlXOk— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1478599888.0
The Prince may have been prompted to defend his ladylove because of the tragic history of his mother, Princess Diana.Diana's fatal car accident.
No wonder Harry was concerned. He was just 12 years old when Diana died.
Princess Diana would have been one very proud & happy Mum today. #Harrymeghan https://t.co/PHag23WtEY— Mark Stewart (@Mark Stewart)1511780639.0
In an interview posted to social media, Harry spoke about how his mother would have felt about Markle.
The proposal, the first date, meeting the family (yes, Queen included) and Princess Diana... Prince Harry & Meghan… https://t.co/k1JTaOMki0— Sky News (@Sky News)1511859722.0
He used Princess Diana's diamonds!That's right, the ring, which Harry designed himself, carries three stones – the large central stone is from Botswana, the place Harry took Markle on a five-day trip just weeks after they started dating, and the two side stones are from Diana's private collection.
Markle talked about how much she loved the history behind the ring during the pair's interview.
This is Meghan Markle's engagement ring https://t.co/VWsdT2NM7v https://t.co/XYAuhlFXZt— Evening Standard (@Evening Standard)1511792305.0
The makers of the ring were very pleased.Cleave and Company, official jewelers to Queen Elizabeth II, made the ring, and the company’s director said in a statement that it was "greatly honored to have been of service." Of course they were!
People on social media are equally stoked.
Just read about Meghan Markle’s ring having two of Diana’s diamonds in it😭😭😭😭😭 Harry you’re doing amazing sweetie… https://t.co/6enPisjXmb— Li (@Li)1511812488.0