- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given their first-ever sitdown interview following their engagement.
- The British royal got down on one knee to propose, at a quiet night at their cottage over roast chicken.
- Markle was so keen to say yes, she cut Prince Harry off before he could even give her the ring.
Meghan Markle said she was so keen to marry Prince Harry that she cut him off halfway through the proposal to say yes before he gave her the ring.
The British royal and the American actress have just given their first-ever sitdown interview in the wake of their engagement.
“It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us,” Prince Harry told the BBC.
The “Suits” actress added: “Trying to roast a chicken and it just – just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.”
Harry said: “She didn’t even let me finish, she said ‘can I say yes, can I say yes’ and then were was hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like ‘can I – can I give you the ring?’ She goes – ‘oh yes the ring.’ “
The British royal and American actress have been dating since 2016, and became engaged earlier in November. They were set up by an unnamed mutual friend as a blind date – and Harry admitted that before the date, he had never heard of Markle. (You can watch the full interview below.)
The wedding will be in Spring 2018
The wedding is due to be held in Spring 2018 – but it won’t be a bank holiday for Brits, Number 10 has said.
In the official announcement, Clarence House said: “His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.
“The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.
“His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty the Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.”
Prince Harry told reporters earlier on Monday that he knew that the “Suits” actress was “the one” “the very first time we met.”
36-year-old Markle is also a fashion designer and woman’s rights activist, working for the UN Women’s Political Participation and Leadership programme.
Prince Harry designed the ring
Prince Harry designed the ring he proposed with himself. The central stone, a diamond, comes from Botswana – where the couple have spent time together. And on either side are smaller diamonds from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection – “to make sure that she’s with us on this – on this crazy journey together,” the 33-year-old royal said.
“Obviously not being able to meet his mum it’s so important to me to – to know that she’s a part of this with us,” Markle said.
Prince Harry said that he thinks Princess Diana would have approved of Meghan Markle: “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.”
Here’s the full interview:
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