Sorry ladies, Prince Harry is officially off the market.
Prince Charles's press team at Clarence House confirmed today that his youngest son has proposed to Meghan Markle. The announcement came from Charles's office rather than Harry's, as is customary when delivering news this significant.
A statement from the bride-to-be's parents:
Just like his older brother and the now Duchess of Cambridge did seven years ago, Harry and Meghan will appear at a photo call and give a joint interview to the BBC's Mishal Husain.
Speaking of the Cambridges, William and Catherine released a statement welcoming Meghan to the family.
"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."
Per the Royal Marriages Act 1772, Harry had to ask his grandmother, the Queen, to marry Markle. The act states that the first six people in line to the throne must seek the monarch's permission to wed (Harry is fifth behind his niece and nephew).
Right now, the titles Her Majesty will grant Harry and Meghan and other details are unconfirmed, but the BBC is making some educated guesses:
The wedding, according to Kensington Palace, will take place this spring. Details on the location will be revealed "in due course," but my money is on St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, since it's not as grand as Westminster Abbey. I'm guessing that like Catherine, Meghan's wedding dress will be kept secret until the big day, but that won't stop the press (and yours truly) from trying to guess who will design it.
Also, just in case you needed a good cry today: