MEGHAN MARKLE, 36, is now Prince Harry’s fiancee. But who are the Suits actor’s parents? Prince Harry met Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Radlan, at the Invictus Games on Sunday. Her father Thomas Markle is a cinematographer.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement yesterday at 10am via a statement posted on Clarence House's Twitter account.
The statement read: "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.”
Harry's fellow royals poured in to give their congratulations to the couple on their Twitter accounts, included the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla and Kate Middleton and Prince William.
At 2pm yesterday Meghan and Harry emerged from Kensington Palace to show off Meghan's engagement ring, which was a huge diamond from Botswana.
In addition to Harry reportedly loving “anything with banana,” the fruit has also played a cheeky role in their relationship.
Just hours after their budding romance was confirmed in late October of last year, the former Suits actress posted a cryptic image of two cuddling bananas on her Instagram. Alongside the quirky romantic photo, she added the caption, “Sleep tight xx.”
Harry and Meghan’s decision to go with a banana cake is a departure from the norm. Traditionally, the top tier of British wedding cake is a fruit cake, because it lasts long enough to be served at the christening of the couple’s first child.
But they’re not the first royal couple to go their own way when it comes to their wedding day menu. Prince William’s groom’s cake was made of chocolate biscuits. He and Kate Middleton also served a traditional eight-tiered cake served at their reception at Buckingham Palace.
Just days after announcing their engagement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Nottingham on their first Royal outing together to mark World Aids Day. Alison Hammond joins the packed crowds in an attempt to scoop an interview with the love-birds, but will she get one?
Meghan Markle will be a “beacon” for the royal family and a “role model” for women, Idris Elba has said.
Speaking before a Buckingham Palace dinner to celebrate The Prince's Trust, the Wire actor was asked about black or mixed race role models and whether Markle’s upcoming marriage to Prince Harry would help aspiring young people.