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."
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.
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
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 🇬🇧🇺🇸
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.