After news of their engagement broke on Monday 27th November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared in the grounds of Kensington Palace that same afternoon for a photo call to mark the happy news.
The couple posed for photos against the backdrop of the Sunken Gardens, which was a favourite location of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.
Meghan wore a white coat from US brand Line The Label for the occasion and a dress by Italian brand PAROSH. Her 'Matilde' suede heels, with a criss-cross strap detail, are by Aquazzura and are currently on sale at US retailer Neiman Marcus, reduced from around £552 to £369.44.
The ring, which the Suits star happily showed off to the reporters and photographers gathered at the gardens, was reportedly designed by Prince Harry. It was made by Cleave and Company, with a gold band and three diamonds: the centre is from Botswana, the two outer jewels were from his mother's personal collection.
The actress's 18K yellow gold earrings were perhaps a nod to her adopted home, Toronto: the eye-catching Les Plaisirs de Birks earrings are by Canadian fine jewellery brand Birks. Priced at £850, they also feature white opals.
When asked by a reporter how he was feeling after the announcement, Harry answered with typical dry humour: ‘Glad it’s not raining.’
Fielding some brief questions from reporters, Harry answered ‘of course it was’ when asked whether his proposal was romantic, adding that he will share the full story ‘later.’ Indeed, the story was later shared in full in an interview with the BBC’s Mishal Husain, which was broadcast at 6pm that evening. The couple revealed that they'd been enjoying a low-key night 'cooking roast chicken,' when Harry decided to pop the question. 'It was just an amazing surprise, just so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee,' added Meghan.
Meghan will move in to Nottingham Cottage with Harry, it has been confirmed, making her a neighbour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. The couple will marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in May 2018, with Meghan set to become confirmed in the Church of England ahead of the ceremony.