The British royal and the U.S. actress announced their engagement and will wed next year.
It’s confirmed: Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are set to marry.
The news – which had been widely expected in the British press – was finally unveiled on Monday (Nov. 27) by Clarence House, which manages the affairs of the Prince of Wales, Harry’s father.
“His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle, the announcement, posted on Twitter, read. “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.”
Markle, who stars in the legal drama Suits, first met Prince Harry through friends in July 2016. Their relationship only became public in early 2017, six months after they began dating. Harry attacked the U.K. press for the “racial overtones” in its reporting of their relationship, with Markle having described herself as biracial and “half black and half white.”
The Prince has quite a few months coming up, with it recently being revealed that he stars as a Stormtrooper alongside his brother Prince William in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.