The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge react to the news of Prince Harry’s engagement

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared their reaction to the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle.

It was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged this morning through a tweet sent by Clarence House on behalf of Prince Charles.

Following the announcement, Kensington Palace shared further details of the engagement revealing that Harry and Meghan will marry during the Spring next year, and will appear later today for a photo call and broadcast interview to discuss their happy news.

Following the flurry of excitement and news surrounding the much anticipated engagement announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared their reaction to Prince Harry’s lovely news.

Taking to Twitter, Kensington Palace said that Kate and Prince William were ‘very excited’ by the news and had found it ‘wonderful’ getting to know Meghan, who will soon become an official member of the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said of the engagement: ‘We are very excited for Harry and Meghan’ read the tweet. ‘It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.’

The Royal Family also revealed that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were ‘delighted for the couple’ after hearing of their grandson’s proposal and wished Harry and Meghan ‘every happiness.’

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In addition to the royal reactions to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, the Palace have also published a statement from Meghan’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland. The couple have said they are ‘incredibly happy’ for their daughter and her new fiancé.

‘We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry,’ Thomas and Doria said. ‘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.’

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