Meghan’s parents lead reaction after Harry engagement

Meghan Markle’s parents led the congratulations to their daughter and Prince Harry today after the couple announced their engagement.

A statement by Miss Markle’s parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland said: ‘We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry.

‘Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents.

Prince Harry has been dating Meghan Markle (pictured in September) since summer 2016

‘We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge added: ‘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.’

Fifth in line to the throne Harry, 33, has been dating the 36-year-old star, who found fame in the US legal drama Suits, since the summer of 2016.

Their 16-month whirlwind romance blossomed when they met through mutual friends in London and the pair have been almost inseparable in recent months, with Miss Markle said to have virtually moved in to Harry’s home at Kensington Palace.

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