33-year-old Prince Harry is officially engaged to American girlfriend Meghan Markle

Video: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands at a photocall

India News Bulletin Desk

Princy Harry, fifth in line to the throne is officially engaged to American television actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle. Buckingham Palace made the official announcement and the newly engaged couple made a joint appearance for a photocall at Kensington Palace Gardens.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markel arrive for photocall - First official appearance after engagement
Prince Harry and Meghan Markel arrive for photocall - First official appearance after engagement

The wedding will take place in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.

Here's a video shared officially by Clarence House of the couple arriving for the photocall on Monday, November 27th 2017.

Meghan Markle wore a chic white belted coat and held hands with Prince Harry who was dressed in a suit. The couple chatted briefly with media and looked relaxed and happy. Meghan also showed the engagement ring which Prince Harry has himself designed using a diamond sourced from Botswana and two diamonds from Princess Diana's collection.

The couple became engaged in London earlier this month in a very private ceremony. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. 

The couple will also take part in a broadcast interview to be aired this evening UK time.

The royal engagement and Meghan Markle were trending topics on social media as curiosity of who Meghan Markle is was heightened among news watchers. Ms Markle, 36, is a model, actor and humanitarian, popular for American legal drama Suits. Ms Markle is likely to have the title Duchess of Sussex bestowed upon her. Markle is said to be good friends with Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra. 

In December 2016, she tweeted a photo of her partying with Priyanka Chopra who debuted in successful American television series Quantico.

It is not yet known whether Priyanka Chopra will be invited and whether she will attend the wedding.

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