"I thought I'm really gonna have to up my game, sit down and make sure I have good chat." Following the news of the engagement, Meghan Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, wished the couple "a lifetime of happiness." They released a statement, published by Clarence House, which said: "We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry."Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person.
In September 2014, he organized the Invictus Games, a charity event for wounded combat veterans named after the 1875 William Ernest Henley poem schoolboys in England once had to memorize, with the famous lines “I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul.” When Harry turned 30, he inherited $16 million from the estate of his mother, Princess Diana, and that is when he determined to spend his time and efforts supporting veterans with physical and psychological injuries.
As Diana’s younger son, Harry continues to bask in the public’s love for “the People’s Princess.” He has been forgiven his occasional wildness, his drift, the acting out of a broken heart that had sent him into grief counseling in his late 20s.
Markle is the calm in the center of the media storm inspired by her year-long relationship with the prince.
The couple met in London through friends in July 2016, Markle says. Markle, new to fame, has handled the hoopla with surprising aplomb.
During the event, she proudly flashed her sparkly ring and smiled for the cameras.
The stunning ring was designed by Prince Harry himself and includes one stone from Botswana, where the pair recently went on holiday, and two diamonds from Diana's collection.But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support.”While arguably the most popular member of the British royal family, Prince Harry is also the most iconoclastic.He’s loved for having been the bad boy in his youth and now the regular guy of the family, for his 10 years of army service, including his time in Afghanistan (the only place he ever felt “normal,” he’s said), and in recent years for his philanthropy on behalf of combat veterans.Since then, media coverage of their romance has been so intense—and much of it so unpleasant—that Prince Harry was moved to issue a statement asking the press and public, essentially, to back off. “It has its challenges, and it comes in waves—some days it can feel more challenging than others,” she says.“And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed.In a statement, the royal palace said: "Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel. “I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell — but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. “And the only thing that changed was people’s perception." In their first-ever joint interview, which aired on November 27 following the official announcement of their engagement, Harry told the BBC: "I'd never even heard of her until this friend said ' Meghan Markle' - I was like 'right OK give me a bit of background.' "I'd never watched any of Suits.