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Newly Engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make Their First Official Appearance (Photos)

On November 27, the world awoke to the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement.

The pair met in Toronto, Canada and had been dating for almost two years before making the decision to tie the knot. After receiving blessings from The Queen and Meghan's parents, Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in London earlier this month.

Clarence House confirmed the joyous occasion in a statement this morning.

"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle," read the statement.

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"Prince Harry has informed The Queen and other close members of The Royal Family," the statement continued. "Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents."

Their family members, including The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan's parents, also shared some sweet words about the couple's engagement.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip said they are "delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness."

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"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. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together," read a statement from Meghan's parents.

Prince William and Kate 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."

It was also revealed that the pair will wed in Spring 2018, and will make Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace their home.

Just a few hours after the happy news broke, Prince Harry and Meghan made their first official appearance as an engaged couple. They stepped out at Kensington Palace, posed for photographs and gave short statements.

Prince Harry wore a navy suit while Meghan donned a white coat over a knee-length dress, and of course her brand new ring.

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Meghan's stunning ring was designed by Harry, and includes a diamond from Botswana and two more from one of Princess Diana's brooches, according to sources.

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The pair didn't speak much, but Meghan said she was feeling "so happy," while Harry was "thrilled" and "glad it's not raining."

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When asked about the proposal, Meghan described it as "very romantic," but when they were pressed for details, Harry said "That will come later." However, he did make everyone swoon when he said that he knew Meghan was The One "the very first time we met."

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The couple will pose for their official engagement portraits later today, but for now here's the clip from their first appearance as groom and bride-to-be:

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official appearance

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Posted by Global News on Monday, November 27, 2017

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