Fans of the Royal Family can now rest easy as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally announced their engagement, with a royal wedding set for spring 2018.
Posing for photos in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London on Monday, the 33-year-old prince and his fiancee, the 36-year-old “Suits” star, looked all loved-up, unable to contain their smiles while standing hand-in-hand.
For the momentous occasion, Markle, who has been living in Toronto for the past several years to film “Suits”, opted for a sleek, white coat from Canadian label LINE, which has been based in Toronto for the past 17 years.
The actress paired the coat with a simple green dress from Italian label P.A.R.O.S.H., as well as nude Aquazzura heels and a pair of 18K yellow-gold-and-opal stud earrings from Canadian fine jewelry brand Birks.
Expressing her excitement for the happy couple on social media, esteemed Canadian television personality Jeanne Beker revealed how thrilled she was to see Markle in a Canadian-made design, writing, “Kudos to designers, Jen Wells and John Muscat.”
In a statement, President and Co-Founder of LINE, John Muscat, said, “We are incredibly honoured that Meghan chose to wear a LINE coat to mark a very special occasion,” adding that they have “decided to name it the ‘Meghan.'” The Winter White colour as seen on Markle is now sold out.
As for Markle’s shiny, new diamond ring, royal correspondent Emily Andrews reports that Prince Harry designed his fiancee’s engagement ring, with one stone from Botswana and two diamonds from the late Princess Diana’s personal collection.
Botswana marks a special place for the newly engaged couple after Prince Harry took Markle on a romantic holiday to the luxurious Meno a Kwena camp in Southern Africa back in August for her 36th birthday.
In an announcement from Kensington Palace on Monday, the couple’s engagement was confirmed: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.”