How Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle

Posted November 28, 2017

Just four weeks after a blind date with United States actress Meghan Markle that left him "beautifully surprised", Britain's Prince Harry took his wife-to-be on a trip to Botswana to camp under the stars in his tent. Here's five things we learned about their relationship.

In their first broadcast interview since announcing the news earlier on Monday (Nov 27), Harry and Markle held hands as they discussed the moment of their proposal and their courtship.

It was "just a cosy night. trying to roast a chicken and it just - just an incredible surprise". In recent months, they spoke publicly about their mother, Princess Diana, on the 20th anniversary of her death. "I could barely let you finish proposing".

The world is buzzing with talk of Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle, so much so the BBC had trouble remembering his brother William's name.

'The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was the ideal indication for me that the stars were aligned, ' Harry told Hussain. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said that they are "very excited for Harry and Meghan".

A series of introductions to senior members of the royal family began as early as last autumn, when she met Prince Charles for the first time.

He designed the ring himself - it contains one diamond from Botswana, a country he visited numerous times, and two from his late mother princess Diana's personal collection.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com from her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Roslyn Markle, the mother of Meghan's half-siblings, said: 'That's absolutely wonderful news.

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"Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents", the royal household said in a statement.

"At the end of day I'm really just proud of who I am and where I come from and we have never put any focus on that", she said.

Prince Harry first confirmed his relationship with Ms Markle in November 2016, in a statement from Kensington Palace attacking the media for subjecting her to a "wave of abuse and harassment". Markle is best known for her role on TV show "Suits" as well as her philanthropic work.

They were both pleasantly surprised by their blind date.

'This handsome woman fell into my life, and I fell into her life'.

"I was like, "I'm really going to have to up my game here".

Exasperated by the media frenzy, the palace also released an extraordinary statement attacking the "sexism" and "racism" directed at Markle, who is of mixed race.