Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.
The prince, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Ms Markle in spring 2018 and they will live at Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, London.
The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, secretly got engaged earlier this month.
They posed for photographs outside Kensington Palace, with Prince Harry saying he was “thrilled” and it had been a romantic proposal.
A smiling Ms Markle, wearing a white belted coat, held Harry’s hand as they appeared briefly for the press at the palace’s Sunken Garden, and showed off her diamond engagement ring.
Asked by a reporter when he knew Ms Markle “was the one”, Prince Harry said: “The very first time we met”.
Announcing his son’s news on Twitter, Prince Charles also said he was “thrilled”, adding that Ms Markle’s parents had given their blessing.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
Only the Queen and “other close members of his family” initially knew of the engagement, which took place in London, Prince Charles said.
The announcement, issued by Clarence House, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s official residence, said details about the wedding day would be unveiled “in due course”.
Source: BBC News