WATCH: Meghan Markle reveals the moment Prince Harry proposed

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have opened up about how they first met, their engagement and when they fell in love

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally opened up in a joint interview about how their relationship began and how the Prince proposed and it's safe to say we've all fallen in love with the newly engaged couple.

The exciting wedding news was confirmed yesterday by Kensington Palace in a tweet. They wrote: "The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle"

The only details we know about the wedding is that it will be taking part in Spring 2018.

These are the women who may be Meghan Markle's bridesmaids...


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Serena Williams

Someone with an outside shot at being Meghan's bridesmaid is tennis ace Serena Williams. Meghan and the Wimbledon-champion have been friends since 2014 when they met at a charity football game. Despite their reported closeness, Meghan didn't attend Serena's own nuptials earlier this year, so it might be that she doesn't have a role at the royal wedding.

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Janina Gavankar

Fellow actress Janina Gavankar has known Meghan for 15 years, with the Suits star recently gushing about their friendship in an Instagram post that read: 'Couldn't be prouder of how far we've come, and couldn't be more grateful for being able to share every step of it with you.' As a long-term pal and as someone in the same industry as her, she's got a good chance of being in the bridal party.

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Princess Charlotte

As the niece of Prince Harry, it would be a pretty adorable touch if Princess Charlotte was included in the bridal party. After all, she was part of her aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding earlier this year to James Middleton, so it's not like she hasn't had any practice.

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Jessica Mulroney

As well as being her unofficial stylist, Jessica Mulroney is also one of Meghan's closest friends, after the two met when the actress relocated to Toronto to begin filming Suits. She is heavily present on Meghan's Instagram account, as is her daughter, Ivy, so we think it's highly likely that she'll have a role.

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Lindsay Roth

The front-runner for maid of honour is almost certainly Lindsay Roth, who chose Meghan for the same role at her own wedding last August. The Suits actress and producer and author have been friends for 15 years, with Lindsay recently telling People magazine that Meghan is 'the same girl I met years ago'. The two met at a Toni Morrison literature class during their first year of college at Northwestern University.

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Priyanka Chopra

Another actress that Meghan is good friends with is Priyanka Chopra, who she met at a dinner celebrating women in Hollywood a few years ago. After Vanity Fair ran their cover story with Meghan pegged to her relationship with Prince Harry, Priyanka defended her friend, saying she was more than just 'Harry's girlfriend'.

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Kate Middleton

As Meghan is marrying into the royal family could Kate Middleton be one of her bridesmaids?We don't know much about how close the women are but they're soon to be family so we reckon they're fairly friendly. PLUS it's going to be a royal wedding so we're pretty sure Kate (who we're guessing will be heavily pregnant) will have a role in the big day.

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Abigail Spencer

If you're a fan/watched Suits then you'll remember Harvey's ex-girlfriend Scottie (who is played by Abigail). She may have left Suits a few seasons ago but it turns out Meghan and Abigail are pals outside of the TV series. Could we see a Suits reunion on the big day?

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Sarah Rafferty

If you've ever watched even a clip of Suits then you'll of course know who Donna is.Sarah, who plays the infamous character, and Meghan are close friends in real life so will we see Sarah hold the princess-to-be's dress as she walks down the aisle?

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Olivia Palermo

Actress and model Olivia Palermo and Meghan Markle are pals too!You may recognise Olivia from The Hills spinoff show The City. As they're both fabulous, famous and friends, we wonder if we'll see Olivia at the big day in spring.

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Millie Mackintosh

Yup.We bet you didn't know Meghan Markle and Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh are friends?!If you've had a good old stalk on Meghan's Instagram account you'll see this adorable photo of the pair bike riding together.You know, as you do.Will we get to see the former reality star at the royal wedding?

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Now, the happy couple have opened up about their relationship that began in 2016 and confirmed they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. In their first TV interview, Meghan explained: "I didn't know much about him and so the only thing that I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was, 'I have one question' which was, 'Well, is he nice?

"Because if he wasn't kind it just didn't seem like it would make sense and so we went and we met for a drink and I think very quickly into that we said, 'Well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again.'"

The adorable couple went on to date "twice back to back two dates in London, last July."


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Prince Harry who has previously admitted he knew his fiancé was The One from the first time they met. The happy couple who began dating last year admitted that they don't think their relationship is a whirlwind because they had "a good five, six months almost with just privacy."

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The groom-to-be went on to say: "The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that everything, all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life.

"And the fact, I know the fact that she'll be really unbelievably good at the job part of it as well is obviously a huge relief to me because she'll be able to deal with everything else that comes with it."

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He added: "We're a fantastic team, we know we are, and we hope to over time try and have as much impact for all the things we care about as much as possible."

The happy couple got engaged on a "standard, typical night" for them earlier this month and the 36-year-old actress explained, "It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee."

WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle open up about the moment he proposed

Harry added: "She didn't even let me finish. She said, 'Can I say yes.'

"Then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger. I said, 'Can I give you the ring?' She said: 'Oh, yes, the ring.' It was a really nice moment. Just the two of us."

Could they get any cute?!

The happy couple are set to release more details on their big day very soon.

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