Twitter erupted at the news, with congratulations pouring in from the likes of David Cameron and Westminster Abbey’s official Twitter account.
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Wonderful news and I wish them a long and happy life together.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) November 27, 2017
Lesser-known tweeps and companies also took to the Internet to share their joy — and despair — that the country’s most-eligible bachelor is now off the market.
When you find out Prince Harry is engaged and realise you no longer have a chance at becoming an actual Princess pic.twitter.com/ZOZKmB0vCf— EX ON THE BEACH (@mtvex) November 27, 2017
CONGRATS to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement Bring on the wedding! pic.twitter.com/PXdhY71Rgd— Missguided (@Missguided) November 27, 2017
"Prince Harry is engaged"— Katie (@katieehands) November 27, 2017
The prime minister's office also got involved in the good cheer.
PM - I would like to offer my very warmest congratulations to HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their engagement.— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) November 27, 2017
This is a time of huge celebration for two people in love. On behalf of myself, the Government and the country, I wish them great happiness for the future.