- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, and will marry in spring 2018.
- In an interview the couple did with the BBC on Monday, Prince Harry said that his mother, the late Princess Diana, would be “best friends” with Markle.
- Prince Harry and Markle agreed that Diana is with them.
Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged, and in an interview with the BBC following the announcement, Harry said that he thought his late mother, Princess Diana, would have been “best friends” with his fiancé.
Diana died after a car crash in 1997, about a year after divorcing Harry’s father, Prince Charles. Harry was 12 years old at the time.
Harry designed Markle’s engagement ring himself, and it contains diamonds from Diana’s jewellery collection. Harry said that it was important that Diana be with them “on this crazy journey together.”
When asked what his mother would have thought of Markle, Prince Harry told the BBC:
“Oh, they’d be thick as thieves, without question. 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. So, you know, it is days like today when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news.”
Markle said, “She is with us.”
“I’m sure she’s with us yeah, you know, jumping up and down somewhere else,” Harry continued.
Harry and Markle will wed in spring 2018.
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