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Sat 21st April, 2018
 

Prince Harry & Meghan’s engagement photo call

This afternoon saw Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first official appearance as an engaged couple, in a photo call at Kensington Palace.

In the sunken garden at the palace, which his mother so-loved, Harry and Meghan appeared for a battalion of press to mark the occasion.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for photographs in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London after their engagement announcement. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

The announcement of their engagement came at 10am this morning after a week of speculation, and bookmakers suspending bets on the couple tying the knot.

Prince Harry walked out in front of the cameras hand-in-hand with his fiancee, who wore a three-diamond ring on a gold band, featuring two from his mother’s private collection, and one from Botswana, where the couple have spent time. It was made by Cleave & Co.

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prince harry and meghan markle had their engagement photos in the sunken garden at kensington palace sky news still)

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Answering a few quick questions from the press, Harry said he would reveal how he proposed ‘later’ in the couple’s tv interview., but said ‘Of course’ his proposal was romantic.

The couple looked very much in love as they appeared in front of the cameras.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”

Prince HArry gave meghan a ring with one diamond stone from Botswana and two diamonds from Diana princess of wales’ personal collection (i-images)

A tweet from Buckingham Palace said The Queen and Prince Philip ‘are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.’

The palace says that Harry and Meghan will live at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, Harry’s current home. They will have their wedding in the coming Spring, but no other details have been released.

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Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.

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  • Yea…for Harry and meghan. Some good news…………..for a change!!

  • Congratulations from the NETHERLANDS. Wijs you JOY and happiness

  • Congratulations, Prince Harry and Miss Mehgan. Wishing you many years of happiness

  • Absolutely delighted to hear the news of your engagement, prince harry anf meghan. Best wishes for a long life filled with happiness. I am so happy for you and your dear mother. Prince harry. She is beaming from heaven and will be with you both always.

  • Congratulations Harty and Meghan!!! May you have a very happy life together.

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  • Congratulations to both of you. God Bless

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