7 Interesting Facts About the Royal Engagement
In news that dominated headlines across the world, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently announced their engagement. The somewhat-private celebrity couple have since shared more information about the engagement and their plans for the future. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Meghan Markle won’t be considered a princess.
As a general rule, only those born into the royal family can use the title “Prince” or “Princess.” Markle will likely bear the title of “Duchess,” but that’s up for the reigning monarch—the Queen of England—to decide.
2. Prince Harry helped design the ring.
He chose yellow gold (Markle’s favorite). The main diamond is from Botswana, where they took their first holiday and cemented their romance. The side diamonds are borrowed from his mother, the late Princess Diana.
3. Markle is quitting acting due to the engagement.
Markle instead wants to focus instead on humanitarian work and working as a “team” with her new hubby-to-be.
4. Prince Harry proposed over roast chicken.
The royal engagement happened on what the couple described as a quiet and normal evening. The prince was able to surprise Markle by getting down on one knee and proposing. She said yes before he was even able to finish his proposal!
5. The royal dogs approve of Markle.
Markle, who brought one of her two dogs with her to London, seems to have the magic touch with the Queen’s corgis. Prince Harry claimed they bonded with her “straight away” once she met the Queen, even laying at her feet during tea.
6. The couple did their engagement photos in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Gardens.
This location was one of Princess Diana’s favorite places. Afterward, they answered reporter’s questions in their first public appearance since the Toronto Invictus Games in September 2017.
7. The royal wedding date is set for next spring.
Prince Harry and Markle are scheduled to wed in Spring 2018 in the biggest royal wedding affair since Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011. Queen Elizabeth said she is “delighted for the couple.”
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)