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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged: What to know 

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Here’s what we know of the engagement:

The couple will marry in spring 2018. The ceremony is scheduled for May 19 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. It’s the same place Harry’s father, Prince Charles, married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

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Harry proposed to Markle in London. According to the official announcement from Clarence House, the pair became engaged earlier in November.

Markle will make history as Harry’s wife. Markle, who is from Los Angeles and is known for her role on the USA show “Suits,” will be the first American officially brought into the family. King Edward VIII was engaged to and married American divorcee Wallis Simpson, but abdicated the throne in 1936 before marrying her. 

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Although reports say she will no longer be actingUSA Today reported that she will also be the first actress and first biracial person to marry a ranking member of the royal family. Markle’s father is white and her mother is African-American.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Photo: Chris Jackson

Prince Harry designed the engagement ring with inspiration from Diana. At a Monday photocall after the engagement announcement, Markle showed off a three-diamond ring with a gold band. 

BBC News reported that Harry designed it. Two diamonds on the ring once belonged to Diana. The center stone came from Botswana, the African country near to Harry’s heart and one the couple have spent a lot of time in. The Guardian reported that the ring was made by Cleave and Company.

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Queen Elizabeth II will bestow a title upon Harry. As a result, Markle will have a title too. According to the Press Association, royal tradition says that royal men receive a title when they get married. Harry is expected to be named Duke of Sussex by his grandmother the morning of the wedding. Markle would become a duchess, although the public may likely refer to her as Princess Meghan.

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