Harry and Meghan's engagement: the reaction

There has been some really lovely reaction to the really lovely news that Prince Harry is going to marry Meghan Markle. The engagment was announced by the Prince of Wales at 10am on November 27th 2017 and the couple are due to make an appearance this afternoon to show off the ring. Ahead of that, there has been plenty of reaction from their families. Here's how their nearest and dearest celebrated Harry and Meghan's engagement....

The Prince of Wales' statement said that Charles was ''delighted'' to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle while the Instagram pic used is enough to bring a tear to even the stoniest eye. How proud can a dad look?

Later, while on an engagement, Charles was the first royal to speak out about the news saying he was ''thrilled'' for his younger son and Meghan.

Once Charles had made the official announcement, Kensington Palace took over with the social media updates and they ended with a tweet on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in which they spoke of their excitement and happiness for Harry and their soon to be sister in law.

The Royal Family's official Twitter account later posted a message on behalf of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, retweeting the official announcement and adding that they wished them every happiness.

Meghan's parents, meanwhile, made everyone go ''aah'' big time with a lovely statement issued by Kensington Palace. Tom Markle and Doria Ragland talked about what a kind and loving person their daughter is and how she shares those qualities with Harry. They wished them a ''lifetime of happiness''.

Let's get official now. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, issued a statement on behalf of herself, the goverment and the whole country. Theresa spoke of huge celebrations, love and great happiness for the future. Seems mean to remind her at this point that she has no majority and the spring is a long time away....

One person who will definitely be at the Royal Wedding, well, probably is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Justin Welby has been consulted on whether divorcee Meghan can have Church of England wedding and he's more than happy to say yes. He was also quick to offer congratulations to the couple, wishing them a life of happiness together. And so say all of us.

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