Ladies, if you've been dreaming of marrying a prince, one of the last great catches is off the market. Prince Harry has finally put a ring on it, and the winner is actress Meghan Markle.
The announcement has been anticipated for some time, but here it is, all official and undeniable:
If you want a moment by moment recap of the action, The Guardian has a live stream, which seems insane, but the UK loves their royal weddings. The wedding will be sometime in spring of 2018. One of the diamonds in Markle's ring belonged to Princess Diana, another is from Botswana, where apparently the couple has casually hung out a lot.
Okay enough of that! Let's get some reactions.
Most people are psyched about one of three things:
1. Meghan Markle is biracial, with a white father and a black mother. That's pretty exciting for the monarchy of England, which has been all white people down the line.
2. She's American. Take that!
3. She's gorgeous and they're gorgeous together.
replace House of Cards with a bloody & vengeful tale of Megan Markle working her way up the ranks of power until she is finally crowned King of England— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) November 27, 2017
Me, last week: The monarchy is bad.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) November 27, 2017
Me, today: *makes black power fist* THE MONARCHY IS BLACK
I can’t wait for all the Americans who are gonna roll up to the Royal Wedding and get smashed drunk while scream singing to a Bruce Springsteen song— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) November 27, 2017
But wait, there's bad news. It seems like UK citizens will be footing the bill for this wedding, but won't get the day off to get drunk and watch it on TV.
Downing Street says there are no plans to give Britons a public holiday for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) November 27, 2017