If you live under a rock, you might have missed the news that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged. The world has been rejoicing all day since news broke on Monday, Nov. 27, and now we're all wondering, how did Prince Harry propose to Meghan Markle? Buckle up, kids. The story is so sweet.
You might think that a prince proposal involves a horse and carriage, fireworks, and ball gowns. However, in Prince Harry's case, it involved roasting a chicken. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed their engagement on live on BBC News, where they did their best to describe the big moment.
In a transcription on Twitter, it sounds like the two adorably were finishing each other's sentences, and the conversation went something like this:
Prince Harry: Roasting a chicken... trying to roast a chicken.
Meghan Markle: 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.
Prince Harry: Of course.
Interview: Was it an instant yes from you? [Meghan]
Meghan Markle: Yes, as a matter of fact, I barely let you [Harry] finish proposing. I said, 'Can I say yes now?'
Prince Harry: She didn't even let me finish. She said 'Can I say yes? Can I say yes?', and then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like, 'Can I give you the ring?' She goes, 'Oh yes, the ring.'
I know. It's too much adorableness. It's seriously the sweetest to picture these two fumbling over their words and roasted chicken.
The big news hit the public by way of an announcement from the Clarence House. The official statement 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. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
The proposal also comes just one year after the duo made things official in November of 2016. According to Us Weekly, Prince Harry upped his game further and used diamonds from a brooch that belonged to his late mother to create the engagement ring. Of course, Princess Diana's famous blue sapphire ring went to Kate Middleton when Harry's brother, Prince William, proposed in 2010.
Still, it looks like there's no hard feelings from Markle. The couple looked totally in love in their first photos since the engagement, and you can see Markle is spotted wearing winter (or bridal) white with her gorgeous bauble in full view.
I mean... hello!
According to Newsweek, Markle is also set to inherit quite the small fortune. Allegedly, Prince Harry has a net worth of around $40 million... not that Markle cares. For her, it's all about the love. She told Vanity Fair in a recent interview,
We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.
Congratulations to Meghan, Harry, and the roasted chicken!
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