• Allison McMillian

Prince Harry engaged to Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dating in secret since June of last year. Then, in November 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed the actress was the Prince's girlfriend. Harry says he was concerned for her safety.

The couple was first seen together in London in February 2017, but she made her first public appearance as the royal girlfriend on May 6, 2017, at a polo game that the Prince was playing in, according to The Sun and Fox News.

On Nov. 27, 2017, it was announced that the couple was engaged. Prince Harry even received the blessing of Meghan's father. Kensington Palace then released a statement announcing their engagement.

Prince William and Kate Middleton gave their reaction to the engagement: "We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together."

Here is the official statement from Kensington Palace, announcing the engagement: