Published On : Tue, Nov 28th, 2017

Prince Harry proposes US actress Meghan Markle, she said ‘yes’ before he could complete

Prince Harry wedding Meghan Markle
He got down on one knee and popped the question at Nottingham Cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds, during a cozy dinner of roast chicken at his ­two-bedroom bachelor pad.

She didn’t let him finish his proposal before saying yes.

The royal family on Monday announced that Britain’s Prince Harry is engaged to marry American actress Meghan Markle, ending days of feverish speculation in the tabloids over when their nuptial plans would be revealed.
The 33-year-old redheaded prince is fifth in line to the throne. The 36-year-old Markle was born and raised in California.

The prince said he tried to warn Markle what she was getting into.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Nov. 27. The two are expected to marry in the spring of 2018. (Joyce Lee/The Washington Post)

She said she thought she understood.

“I know I’m in love with this girl, and I hope she’s in love with me,” the prince said in a television interview after the engagement was announced. “But we still have to sit down on the sofa — I still have to have some pretty frank conversations with her to say, ‘Look, this is what you’re letting yourself in for.’ It’s a big deal. It’s not easy for anybody.

“I know that at the end of the day, she chooses me, I choose her, and, therefore, whatever we have to tackle together or individually, we will always be us together as a team.”

Markle leaned into Harry: “That’s so nicely said, isn’t it?”

The two sat for a 20-minute chat with the BBC on Monday evening. The couple were poised but natural. They held hands. They finished each other’s sentences — in a good way.

It was the first time they have spoken as a couple, the first venture into this new role of a royal pair. They addressed tabloid culture, race, the legacy of Princess Diana, the ring, meeting the queen and her corgis, and Markle being a foreigner.

Markle was assertive but gushed a little.