Meghan Markle on Proposal, Princess Di… and That Ring!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may have kept their relationship on the Down Low for first few months of their courtship.
But the beloved couple is now engaged… and they can’t stop talking about it!
Within hours of confirming to the world that they are, at last, engaged to be married, the actress and the Royal stud muffin posed for a multitude of official engagement portraits…
… and then sat down for an interview with Mishal Husain of BBC News.
The soon-to-be newlyweds touched on a number of personal topics during the chat, beginning with the proposal itself.
“It happened a few weeks ago,” Prince Harry said. “It was a really nice moment. It was just the two of us.”
Markle referred to the question-popping as “an amazing surprise,” adding that it “was so sweet, natural and very romantic,” prior to delving into further details:
The proposal took place while the stars were roasting a chicken for dinner.
“He got on one knee … I could barely let you finish proposing. I said ‘can I say yes now?’” Markle said, while William laughed and added:
“Then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like can I give you the ring? She goes – oh yes the ring.”
As for other subjects broached during the fascinating sit-down…
HOW DID THEY MEET?
On a blind date after being matched by a friend.
Harry confessed he had “never even heard of” Markle before the date, but said he was “beautifully surprised” when he made her introduction.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO MEET THE QUEEN?
“To be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother, all of those layers have been so important for me.”
WHAT IT LIKE TO BE HARASSED ONLINE?
Early on in their romance, Prince Harry issued a statement that asked critics to back off Markle after she received so much hate and grief online.
Harry says he was “totally unprepared for what happened” after the public learned of their relationship, while Markle described the backlash as “disheartening” and “discriminatory.”
(Her mother is African-American and her father is white.)
“At the end of the day I am proud of who I am and where I have come from and we have never put any focus on that, we have just focused on who we are as a couple,” said the actress.
WHAT WOULD PRINCESS DIANA HAVE THOUGHT OF MARKLE?
“Oh they’d be thick as thieves, without question,” Harry told BBC News, adding:
“I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me. But then, as I said, would have probably been best – best friends with Meghan.”
OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT RING…
“The little diamonds [on] either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this on this crazy journey together,” said Harry.
“It’s incredibly special… to be able to have [the ring], which sort of links where you come from and Botswana which is important to us. It’s perfect.”
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MARKLE’S TWO DOGS?
“One is now staying with very close friends and my other little guy is – yes, he’s in the UK, he’s been here for a while,” Markle says.
What does he think of Harry? And vice versa?
“I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at, this one walks in, absolutely nothing,” the Prince said of the pup.
In other words: they’re totally best friends!
WHEN WILL HARRY AND MARKLE GET MARRIED?
No date has been set yet.
But the Royal Family has confirmed the general timeline of this spring.