Prince Harry ‘thrilled’ to marry Meghan Markle

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Media captionPrince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for the cameras in the garden-variety at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry says he is “thrilled” after announcing he is to marry US actress lover Meghan Markle.

The fifth in line to the throne will marry Ms Markle in spring 2018.

The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as they posed for photograph outside Kensington Palace in London, where they will live.

Prince Harry said it had been a romantic suggestion, while Ms Markle said she was “so very happy, thank you”.

Ms Markle, wearing a white-hot belted coat, maintained Harry’s hand as they seemed briefly for the press at the palace’s Sunken Garden, and depicted off her diamond participation ring.