It's official: Prince Harry announced his engagement to American actor Meghan Markle -- and their famous friends across the pond can't get enough of it.
The prince said he was "thrilled" to be marrying the "Suits" star in a royal wedding scheduled for sometime next spring, The Guardian reported. Palace aides are expected to announce further details on Tuesday regarding the wedding and the first royal engagements for the happy couple.
The news came as a welcome distraction for American stars in Hollywood and beyond, since they've been otherwise focused on a series of escalating political scandals involving President Trump and could maybe use some magic in their lives -- even if it involves an antiquated monarchy that the United States fought a war to get out of.
Of course, the congratulations were warm and sincere from Markle's co-stars and colleagues on "Suits," who couldn't be happier for the future princess:
Meanwhile, Barack Obama and his wife offered their blessings and probably started getting ready for a spring vacation in England, while Hollywood types gleefully dug into the implications of a British prince marrying a biracial American actress.
Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.
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.
Prince Harry called to say that he was PROBABLY going to ask me to marry him, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
I don't know why I'm so happy about Meghan Markle going from successful actress to a real, live princess. 👸🏽Princess Meghan👸🏽! Princeeess 😸 Ashleigh Princess Ashleigh It's me - I want to be a princess.