"Their wedding will be my Super Bowl," one elated Twitter user writes.
The British prince popped the question earlier this month, but the news was announced Monday via Harry's father, Prince Charles, in a statement released by his office at Clarence House.
"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle," the announcement read. "The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents."
The statement added that "the couple will will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace," where Harry currently resides.
The two made their first appearance as an engaged couple on Monday afternoon (local time) and will take part in a broadcast interview, which will air Monday night.
Meghan's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, said in a statement released by Kensington Palace that they are "incredibly happy" and "very excited for their future together."
Twitter is just as elated, and what's got users even more thrilled is that the "Suits" star will be the first divorced, biracial, Jewish-American actress to join Britain's Royal Family. See the 17 best reactions to the royal news in the tweets below.
Prince Harry has broken thousands of gay men's hearts today.— James Leon (@JamesLeon1) November 27, 2017
Prince Harry and Megan are the best way to get rid of the Monday blues 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍— Regina Munsch (@libraRKM) November 27, 2017
Ayyyyyy prince harry is marrying a mixed girl!!!— Yasmin 🤙🏽 (@iamfindingmeeno) November 27, 2017
Black Twitter when Prince Harry announced the engagement pic.twitter.com/I4ub7WL9pF— Babs (@Babs_SP) November 27, 2017
Congrats to Prince Harry.— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) November 27, 2017
Also congrats to all the racists who now must realize that Prince Harry's future mother-in-law is a strong black woman with dreadlocks.
This is not the 1950's any longer. The world is changing.
Trump and his racist cohorts are an outlier. Thank God!
We got us a Black princess ya'll. You really can't tell me a damn thing for the rest of the day because it won't matter. Shout out to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Their wedding will be my Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/WmBnGm5AuZ— GirlTyler (@sheistyler) November 27, 2017
Me watching Prince Harry and Meghan at the photocall pic.twitter.com/Twg8OvnhbP— Lauren (@Lozz_ahh) November 27, 2017
PRINCE HARRY IS ENGAGED TO MEGHAN MARKLE GMLDKSKFNS— ellen (@dansaryas) November 27, 2017
Omg ive just watched the live feed of Prince Harry & Meghan stepping outside for the media for the first time since being engaged and my heart can’t take how sweet they are together ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— DEBRA-BOW 🎀 (@debraboww) November 27, 2017
Speaking on behalf of all late bloomers, congrats Prince Harry— Jacob Vasser (@JRVasser) November 27, 2017
I sincerely hope Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have a super private wedding and invite their friends the Obamas without having to invite the Cheeto-in-Chief. That would be a beautiful thing. You know he wants to be wined and dined SO BAD by the #RoyalFamily 🇬🇧🇺🇸— (((Adina Lipsitz))) (@adina_l) November 27, 2017
Got the feels watching prince harry & Meghan 👰🏼🤵🏼.... pic.twitter.com/DJ3jz3dr48— 🍂🦌🦔 Rachael 🦔🦌🍂 (@xxRachxx) November 27, 2017
girls in the office firmly stating that they'd shun any romantic opportunity with prince harry..— andy whyte 🌐 (@whyteuk) November 27, 2017
the chaps aren't so sure we believe them... #royalwedding
Prince Harry and Megan are so cute tho 💍— hollypop🍭 (@sofarawayawayy) November 27, 2017
Would live to be a fly on the wall and hear Philip's certain 'foot in his mouth' moment! Not even gonna guess.— venturaHW (@john63fields) November 27, 2017
Prince Harry's kids will be Americans. What if one grows up to be president and is in line for the throne at the same time? Brits are playing long-ball here, but it's a smart move. They want America back and this is how they'll do it.— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) November 27, 2017