Prince Harry Reveals How He Proposed to His American Fiancée

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November 27, 2017Nov 27, 2017

Prince Harry just announced his engagement. He’s set to marry American actress Meghan Markle next spring.

In an interview with the BBC, the fifth in line to the throne revealed how he met Markle and how he proposed.

The couple told the BBC's Mishal Husain they met on a blind date. At the time, neither knew much about the other.

Prince Harry said "beautiful" Ms. Markle "just tripped and fell into my life".

The couple was set up by a mutual friend. They hit it off right away. They had two back to back dates in July 2016. A month later, he says he convinced her to go camping with him in Botswana.

“We camped out together under the stars for five days, which was really fantastic. Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to really get to know each other,” shared Prince Harry.

In the interview, Prince Harry also shared that he believes Markle and his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been "thick as thieves... best friends".

Like Diana, Markle is involved with humanitarian work. She’s also a women's advocate with the UN.

Markle said that as she steps into her role as Prince Harry’s wife, she will focus even more energy on the causes important to her.

Prince Harry added: "I know that she will be unbelievably good at the job part of it as well."

Earlier in the day, Prince Harry had declined to share how he proposed to Markle. However, he revealed the details to the BBC.

He said he proposed earlier this month during a night in. He says it was a "standard, typical night” for the couple at his home in Kensington Palace. They were making roast chicken.

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"It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic," Ms Markle said.

Prince Harry got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. He added, “She didn't even let me finish. She said 'Can I say yes'.

Harry continued, “Then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger. I was like ' Can I give you the ring'. It was a really nice moment. Just the two of us."

Turning to Markle, Prince Harry said: "And I think I managed to catch you by surprise as well."

She agreed that she didn’t know he was going to propose.

Congratulations to the couple! Read the full story about her special ring and how his family is responding to the engagement. 

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