Royals The Look of Love! See Every Photo of Newly-Engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday morning and made their debut as an engaged couple at their new home together, Kensington Palace By Diana Pearl Published on November 27, 2017 10:48 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 18 Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Wearing huge smiles, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their way into the sunken garden at Kensington Palace. 02 of 18 AP/Shutterstock This moment marked their first official appearance together as an engaged couple! 03 of 18 Chris Jackson/Getty Prince Charles's office, Clarence House, announced the engagement between Harry and Meghan on Monday morning. 04 of 18 Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock The statement from Clarence House read: "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle." 05 of 18 DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Their wedding is set for the spring of 2018, though no date has been announced yet. 06 of 18 DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Harry proposed earlier this month in London. 07 of 18 FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock He asked Meghan's parents for permission before he popped the question, and also received the blessing of Queen Elizabeth, too. 08 of 18 FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock As fifth in line to throne, he needed the Queen's approval to marry. 09 of 18 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Meghan wore a coat from a Canadian brand, Line the Label, to announce the big news, as well as a dress from P.A.R.O.S.H and shoes from Aquazzura. 10 of 18 Chris Jackson/Getty The couple first met in London in July 2016, Meghan told Vanity Fair earlier this year. They were introduced by a mutual friend, businessman Markus Anderson. 11 of 18 Chris Jackson/Getty News of their relationship hit the headlines in October 2016. 12 of 18 Chris Jackson/Getty But what really made news was when Harry released a statement in November 2016, confirming his relationship with Markle and defending her from the racist and sexist abuse she'd faced since their relationship was made public. 13 of 18 DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Making such a statement was unprecedented — and was a sign of how serious their relationship was. 14 of 18 AP/REX/Shutterstock They were spotted together in London several times, on dinner dates at the Soho House and taking in a performance of the West End play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 15 of 18 AP/REX/Shutterstock Harry also brought Markle as his date to the wedding of one of his close friends, Tom Inskip, in Jamaica, and later on, to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception. 16 of 18 Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock But it was at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September 2017 that Markle and Harry made their first public appearance together. First, at the the opening ceremonies — though they sat a few rows apart. 17 of 18 FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock They then attended a wheelchair tennis match together, where they entered hand in hand and looked completely in love. No wonder — they announced their engagement just over two months later! 18 of 18 Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock After a brief photocall, the two headed back inside Kensington Palace. They will sit down for an interview with the BBC on Monday afternoon.