Prince Harry Gets Engaged To American Actress

NBC News reports:

One of the world’s most eligible bachelors is officially off the market. Britain’s Prince Harry is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace announced in a statement Monday.

The wedding will take place in the spring. The venue was not immediately revealed with royal officials saying more details would be announced “in due course.”

Markle stars in the TV drama “Suits,” now in its seventh season on the USA cable network. The show is filmed in Toronto, and Harry, who served two tours of Afghanistan with the British army, has visited her there several times.

More from Pink News:

Prince Harry is a keen supporter of LGBT rights. He has followed in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana, advocating to end stigma surrounding HIV AIDS and encouraging people to get tested.

He recently accepted a posthumous award on behalf of his late mother from gay magazine Attitude. Last year the Prince made headlines by taking a HIV test himself in a Facebook Live video earlier this month, in an appeal for more people to get tested.

Earlier this year the Prince praised the work of Mermaids, a charity which works to support transgender children. The head of Mermaids was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace, where Prince Harry praised its “amazing” work.

  • Paul

    Congrats to him.

    Maybe the anglophiles in the American gay community will stop revering him as such a hottie, but I doubt it. 😛 He’s not that hot, though, to be quite honest.

    • Stuart ArtFart

      To each his own. I’d gladly eat his royal ass and swallow his imperial cum.

      • netxtown

        Git. In. Line. 🙂

      • Bohunk

        And, I will help.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Gingers have been riding a wave of popularity the last 10 years or so. There’s an Anglo-Portuguese filmmaker named Antonio da Silva who did a whole movie about them. Google it. (Warning: NSFW!)

      • BeaverTales

        Much longer than 10 years, if you consider hetero sex icons. Since Rita Hayworth and Ann Margaret, I think.

        • AlternativeQuacks

          You forgot Wilma Flintstone, Jayne Jetson, Jessica Rabbit and Daphne from Scooby-Doo.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Different rules apply. An English 10 clocks in at around an American 3.

      • Dazzer

        ???

        • Ernest Endevor

          You have seen the English, haven’t you?

          • Dazzer

            I’m British. I’ve seen a number of English people in my time.

        • Lizard

          Rankings in attractiveness, 1 through 10.

      • medaka

        Wow. That’s kind of fucked up. What’s an American 3?

        And where does the country of Africa figure in your rating scale?

        • Ernest Endevor

          You do understand that I’m joking? It’s called a fucking joke. I’m English, for fuck’s sake.

          • Dazzer

            I’ve been flicking baked beans at all your replies and laughing my socks off.

            You’ve been brilliantly funny on this thread and you cheered up my morning enormously.

            So thank you 🙂

          • Ernest Endevor

            Thank God. I know you’re British – I think it’s so brave of you to come out like that. Well done you! – but sometimes my American brethren can can’t always tell. It seems that sometimes it’s not enough to be supercilious and unpleasant. Shocking, I know.

          • medaka

            Mea culpa. Should have seen that, since you’re a right-on regular here. Didn’t know you were English. Guess my snark antennae need polishing.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Kisses on your secret places.

          • medaka

            🙂

      • Edmund Allin
        • Ernest Endevor

          Is that Henry Cavill? He’s a case in point. I’d call that romantic. He looks like the captain of the first eleven. What he really wants is a nice cup of cocoa before you tuck him up in bed and read him Winnie the Pooh before he goes night-night. Which can be perfectly lovely. Certainly a handsome man but no sex appeal whatsoever when he acts which is why he isn’t a star. That picture reminds me of a portrait in the Yale Centre of British Art. I was trying to find a copy. It’s a young nobleman done in the grand romantic manner and he’s so handsome, and so sexy, it looks like the artist painted it with his dick. Your screen name, BTW, is similar to the name of the school I attended in London: Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift. A hellhole I couldn’t wait to escape.

          • Edmund Allin

            LOL. He’s only 19 in that photograph (playing Albert Mondego in the Count of Monte Cristo), so you’re not far off. 🙂 As for the surname, as you may know it’s just an alternative spelling of mine.

            Finally, is the portrait you mentioned one of these?

            https://www.pinterest.com/scarletbess/historical-honeys-in-cravats/

          • Ernest Endevor

            First, thanks for indulging me. Some of those portraits came close and made me think that the painter was most likely Lawrence, in his most over-the-top romantic manner. The full Regency Flaunt, I’m Too Sexy For These Pants style of portraiture. So I went back to the Yale Brit C website and searched on Lawrence and found it! Here it is! Lord Granville Leveson-Gower, later first Earl Granville, as I live and breathe. Clearly, here was a young man used to getting his way. It’s the perfect English look, girlish yet disturbingly sexy. You just want to suck on his nose. You’re a young groundsman who grew up on the estate, and that day you were mowing grass for hay in the lower fortieth. The young lord Harry (let’s call him Harry) rode past on his favorite Arabian and you stopped working to salute him in a surly manner as he passed. Surly because you reckon you’re every bit as good as him, you just never had the chance. Though there’s talk among the house servants that you and the young lord bear a striking resemblance to that Black Irish scoundrel who was stable master when you were born. And you don’t have time to put your shirt back on or fasten your breeches properly and next thing you know… Wait. Where was I?

            Anyway, in person, the portrait is, I think, life-size. And with its dramatic color-scheme it really knocks your eyes out. In the way that Singer Sargent’s portraits can just stop you cold in your tracks. It both is and isn’t as I remember: I had in mind that he was in dark blue but this is better. but I saw it when I was on tour with a big musical so naturally my brain was not functioning properly.

          • Ernest Endevor
  • romanhans

    Or the alternative headline, “Guy Who Got Job Through His Family To Marry Woman Who Got Job Through Her Looks.”

    • Paul

      Realism doesn’t sell, unfortunately.

    • A Black

      Maybe don’t discredit the hard work of a biracial woman in an industry that’s known for it’s racism perhaps??

      • she’s biracial? i’ll have to tell partner that. we both thought she didn’t look extra pale.

        • JCF

          Yup, her mother’s African-American.

      • romanhans

        Excuse me? I’m discrediting the hard work of one of the models from Deal or No Deal?

        • Dazzer

          Just goes to show. Even a model on Deal or No Deal can go on to be a UN advocate for women and girls.

          Clearly, she’d only have got the job because of her looks. /s

        • Lizard

          Gotta start somewhere.

    • Lizard

      You sound like Trump, telling a female reporter point-blank, “You wouldn’t have gotten your job if you weren’t beautiful.”

    • Steve

      He was not able to select his parents so he was not able to chose being a price or not. He has taken on the responsibilities quite well and seems to be a sencere thoughtfull young man who genuinely wants to help people. Counter this with a trump kid or a palin brat.

      • Lizard

        Bristol Palin is a particular bee in my butt. Judgmental AND a hypocrite, to boot!

    • romanhans

      Okay, to summarize: Harry is amazing but Megan! Ohmigod! She went from NOTHING and single-handedly fought racism behind her Deal or No Deal briefcase forty-three years after Diahann Carroll starred in Julia to become a global ambassador.

      Global ambassador for what? you ask. World Vision.

      “Lifestyle expert and actress Meghan Markle became a World Vision Global Ambassador after travelling to Rwanda with World Vision in February 2016.”

      Franklin Graham on World Vision two years before Ms. Markle’s employ:

      “World Vision has reversed their decision to employ individuals who are in same-sex marriages, after an onslaught of negative reaction. In our country today, there is tremendous pressure on Christians, churches, and Christian organizations to lower our moral standards. God is clear in His Word, and His standards never change. I’m thankful that Christians across the country urged World Vision to reverse their decision, and prayed fervently that they would do so. Three cheers.”

      So, what were you guys saying?

      • Acronym Jim

        I think they are just sad that when it comes to LGBT rights, Meghan is going to keep Prince Harry on the straight and narrow.

      • Dazzer

        Prince Harry is a fully-fledged ally of the LGBT community – both in words and deeds.

        Sorry, Harry beats Graham any day of the week.

      • Derrick McCoy

        The royal family had to make a public condemnation of all the racist shit thrown at her when it became public that they were dating because it was so bad but who cares shes just a former briefcase model.

        • romanhans

          Great news that someone biracial is going to be a member of the Royal Family. It’s unfortunate that, since Harry could pick literally any woman in the world, the word “model” figures so prominently in her biography.

          Now address the part about her aiding a company that won’t employ anyone in a same-sex relationship.

          • Dazzer

            I bet that company is kicking itself now.

            She wouldn’t be able to work for it these days because it was clearly discriminatory and wouldn’t be allowable under UK law.

            Like I said, the British Royal Family will always beat the tawdry Grahams when it comes to power and influence.

            And, to prove the point, it would be fun to see her publicly dismiss the Grahams because of their nasty little views.

      • Edmund Allin

        In a certain light, he looks eerily like his grandfather when he was young.

    • Jeffrey

      Now don’t be bitter. At least he does good things and is pretty while doing them.

  • JDS

    How times have changed in the Royal family. This person an american actress and the Royal family seems to welcome her with open arms. Remember Mrs. Simpson the american actress that destroyed a monarchy?

    • DaddyRay

      Mrs Simpson was divorced which was the big scandal back then

      • Harveyrabbit

        Then going on to be Nazi sympathizers kind of ruined what was left of their reputations.

      • Gustav2

        Twice divorced.

        • AlternativeQuacks

          Wasn’t there some urban legend about how she had learned secret sex techniques in “the Orient”?

          • Dazzer

            LOL! Yes.

            Later suggestions by confidantes suggested that her main secret was giving blow jobs.

          • Gustav2

            Yes, she used to give her paramours the finger.

          • AlternativeQuacks

            People thought THAT was a secret technique? Oh my.

            It pays to have gay friends, I guess.

          • Gustav2

            “Lie Back and Think of England” wasn’t her thing.

          • billbear1961

            For Queen and country!

      • Blake Mason

        Meghan is divorced as well.

        • /juggles pearls, collapses on fainting couch, grasps for smelling salts

          • billbear1961

            You are BACK!

            🙂

          • AlternativeQuacks

            Long time no see, CD

        • Gustav2

          So are 3 out of 4 of Her Majesty’s children.

          • Robincho

            And that Earl of Wessex? More like the Earl of Buttsex…

        • DaddyRay

          Yes, but they have changed the rules for Prince Charles and Camilla

          • Blake Mason

            I stand to be corrected… but Charles married Camilla after Diana had passed away… but understanding for the ‘official rule book” is that he could marry if the ex died… and not be in violation of the the rule.

          • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

            Charles was a widower, Camilla is very much a divorcee herself.

          • Nax

            Yes, Andrew Parker Bowles lives.

          • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

            There is a big article in one of the Brit papers how the Church of England went into contortions over that one. They were actually married in a civil ceremony at Windsor Town Hall, then some sort of “blessing service” at a church afterwards.

          • metrored

            This is all one big spoiler for the next two seasons of ‘The Crown.’

      • timncguy

        This one is divorced as well.

      • Edmund Allin

        She was a double divorcee by the time she married E VIII, the very definition of a loose woman in those times. :p

      • ben-andy

        Mrs. Simpsons was TWICE divorced and both of her husbands were still living and GB was still recovering from the Victorian era. Everyone conveniently forgot that H8th also had gotten divorced twice, not to mention offing the heads of two more [I guess that was how a quickie divorce was done in those days]. One more died giving him the son he so desperately wanted. But he was already king and things were a bit more absolute then. There have been several non-royal marriages in the Windsor firm since Diana. most notably, Sarah Ferguson, who also married the younger brother of the one in direct line for the throne. Now there is precedent.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      oh, so that’s what they called those sorts of women in the 30’s, “Actresses.”

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      I’d give Wallis the Nobel Peace prize for getting that twerp off the throne, and reputedly at her feet.

      • and she wasn’t even that pretty…

        dad told us a story when we were young; i have no idea if it is true. he went to school with some trustifarian who claimed the real reason they married had to do with a “painful contortion” the prince suffered from at the time they met. a surgeon corrected it, and he could finally, um, think of england. she was the trick closest to him at the time, and he was so overwhelmed by the wonder of the act he rushed into marriage.

        • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

          I’m thinking “strap-ons”

    • Publius

      Wallis Simpson couldn’t stop having husbands, was a Nazi sympathizer, and nobody supported her. There’s a huge difference.

      • JDS

        Very true. And ol’ Jug ears married a divorced woman with Her Majesty’s blessing.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    M’eh. Royalty. Who cares?

    • Robincho

      Even Helen Keller could see that Harry is not Charles’s son. Be that as it may, however, once he gets this Markle hag out of his system I’m certain he will come crawling back to me, where he belongs…

      • Blake Mason

        huh?

      • Bob Black

        Anyone who has ever been to Althorp or has access to Wikipedia can see that Harry strongly resembles the Spencer side of his family rather than the Windsor side. Claiming theres is NO way Charles could be his father requires ignoring half the evidence and half the DNA.

        • Robincho

          James Hewitt, Diana’s “stable-boy”, was doing more than shoveling shit in the royal paddock…

        • AlternativeQuacks

          It’s possible. And I know Diana’s chauffeur denies that they ever got it on. But everybody in the world can see that Harry looks exactly like the chauffeur and nothing at all like Charles or his mom.

          William is the one who looks very much like his mom. Neither of them looks like Charles.

          • Blake Mason

            William has inheritable his father’s hair genes.

          • Bob Black

            Harry also looks exactly like his Uncle and at least a dozen other Spencers going back 300 years.

  • Capritaur

    Great, there’s nothing left to live for.

  • jruffdc

    I’m sure the Queen is thrilled.

    • Dazzer

      Can’t see why she wouldn’t be.

      • Gustav2

        It looks good in the Commonwealth Nations.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Divorced, American, a commoner… Make you think of anyone?

        • Dazzer

          Not really. Wallis Simpson was a long, long time ago.

          The UK has moved on from then – and Harry is popular with the people and with his family.

          Besides which, he’ll only be sixth in line to the throne – so there are no major constitutional problems.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I wonder what Margaret would have thought. But not very much. I always loathed the royalty nonsense in the UK. Harry and Whatsisname seem to have moved the whole deal forward. So good for them.

          • Edmund Allin

            Margaret was a bitch, really. And acted more royal than the Queen, except when she was in the middle of a drunken orgy – or so it is said. As per Ms Ullman:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKgGeq-lk98

          • Ernest Endevor

            They didn’t let her marry that man she loved because he was divorced and a commoner. After that I think she more or less devoted her life to drink. Now it’s all different. I can’t wait for the gay prince – Edward? – to leave his wife and marry a nice guardsman.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Well, she didn’t get along with either of her daughter-in-laws and it doesn’t seem like she enjoys Camilla any better, but maybe she’ll be more lenient on her grandsons’ spouses. She does seem to get along with Kate.

      • jruffdc

        I was being facetious

  • netxtown

    WAHT!!?? I was sure it was gonna be me. He told me so…….

    • Talisman

      Never believe a man who is trying to get you in bed, who is in your bed, or who is getting out of your bed.

      • netxtown

        so much for my holy trinity. now I’m back to being just a standard issue non-believer…

  • Bluto

    Good for the royal gingersnap. I guess.

  • Rex

    I won’t get invited to the wedding, so, meh.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Congratulations and best wishes to both of them! I hope they are very happy together. The pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding are good for the British economy and they seem like genuinely good people.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Oh well, is Brian Sims still free?

    • ByronK

      Apparently not. 🙁

  • who served two tours of Afghanistan with the British army

    i needed to be reminded of this, why? sigh. let’s just be plain: there’s nothing heroic, glorious, or brave going on in Af’stan, not now and not since when it first began. meh.

    Princess Meh-gan. jes kidding. she’s pretty enough and livin the dream. good on her. i hope they are happy.

    • Dazzer

      While agree with your general sentiments about the worthlessness of the war in Afghanistan, Harry did serve on the front line. As the ‘spare’ he regularly put his life on the line.

      The more impressive thing about him, though, is that since leaving the armed forces, he’s thrown himself solidly into looking into improving the lives of soldiers who’ve been injured – both mentally and physically – by war.

      • billbear1961

        Long live Prince Harry!

      • that’s nice to hear. i forgave him for the youthful nazi moment, that sort of makes up for it. they shouldn’t be assholes, and they should try to be good for something. i always admired D’s thing about land mines. no one else would touch such a gruesome subject, as a celebrity. i wish he would say something “political” about the conflict there, and his government’s unwillingness to pressure for peace there, real peace.

        • Dazzer

          The constitutional convention is that he’s not allowed to speak openly on political issues.

          Instead, he’s made his views very clear by shining a light on some of the victims of warfare.

          (He doesn’t just bring attention to members of the armed services, he also does a lot behind the scenes for civilian victims of warfare in the Commonwealth).

    • clay

      I thought it was to make clear his global connections through NATO to the US and Canada, since it was put in context with American Ms. Markle’s work in Vancouver.

  • Bambino

    I suppose it’s a step forward for the royal family to accept a mixed race into its family. For sure the couple will make beautiful and smart babies compare to the previous generations.

    • clay

      Though they didn’t have genetic proof at the time, they already did that with Harry’s mother.

  • BeaverTales

    Good luck to both of them. I don’t envy anyone who lives life in a fishbowl. Paparazzi are what killed his mother, but they have handled them well.

    There’s a lot of controversy about someone with African American ancestry marrying into one of the longest traceable bloodlines in Europe…according to America’s stupid and antiquated ‘one drop rule’, Ms. Markle is black. Probably she considers herself an American mutt, if anything….like the majority of Americans.

    Somehow the Divine right of kings to rule got mixed up with racial purity in the minds of many admirers of the royal family. Although Harry will only be 7th in line for the throne, it really seems to bother a lot of people online that he fell in love with a black woman.. I’m certain his mother would approve, and that marrying for love is the best possible reason to marry.

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      A helluva lot of European royalty have that Spanish/Moorish/Islamic/African/Black running around in their gene pool anyway.

      • BeaverTales

        Google a portrait of Queen Charlotte sometime. She was very likely part African via her Portuguese heritage…long before someone invented the one drop rule.

    • clay

      Both Harry and his older brother have some South Asian ancestry through their mother’s side.

    • Jeffrey

      Newsflash for anyone who doesnt understand DNA, most of us have at least “one drop” of African blood in our veins already. DNA testing would be mind blowing for a lot of people. I did it two years ago and found it fascinating. Im blond haired and blue eyed and very hairy. So no surprise that Im English and Russian Jew (which I already knew). But also 1% sub saharan African.

      • Ben in Oakland

        If you are 1% sub anything, I can think of several men who would like to make your acquaintance.

        • Jeffrey

          And I might like to make theirs…

    • Hryflex

      The Queen has a few relatives who are descendants of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who was himself of African descent, so it wouldn’t be anything new to her.

  • I thought Harry married Ginny Weasley. Did JK change the canon?

    • DaddyRay
    • ColdCountry

      (He shoulda married Luna. Or Ron.)

      • With the conversation Harry and Luna had after Sirius’s death, I thought Rowling was going to have things head in that direction. But, I guess that was just there to help Harry get through things.

      • Lane

        Um. He should have married Neville.

        • ColdCountry

          True, but I don’t think it would be that good a fit. Actually, I thought Neville and Luna might be good, too, but I really like Luna. (And we all know that Snape and Lupin survived and are now married.)

          • Lane

            But — Neville did marry Luna. Or am I misunderstanding your thoughts? ETA1: Or even worse, am I misremembering who is married to whom?
            ETA2: Whoa. I am seriously off today. Damn. I absolutely swear to you that in my head, Neville and Luna were married to each other.

          • ColdCountry

            It’s hard enough to keep things straight when the books and movies don’t always agree, but if you read a lot of fanfic, then it can get REALLY hard to keep canon straight. (Pun intended, as well.)

            I gather you looked it up, but if not, Neville married Hannah Abbot. He became Herbology Professor, and she became the landlady of the Leaky Cauldron. Luna married Rolf Scamander, grandson of Newt. She became a Magizoologist.

          • Lane

            I did end up googling it, because it just felt so… _wrong_. Blerg. Thanks for the insight (I have some “Buffy” fanfic that has stuck in my head, and I don’t even read all that much!) and the clarification.

          • ColdCountry

            I used to read, and write, a fair bit of HP fanfic and I think it has permanently skewed my viewpoint. I googled it too!

  • Ernest Endevor

    Good for him. I forgive him for the whole royalty thing.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Damn it. There goes my 5 yr plan.
    Harumph 😒

  • A far cry from the reaction when Edward abdicated the crown to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Fun fact: According to Prof. Carl Nivale, The Duke & Duchess of Windsor caused an international sensation in 1950 when the came to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and legitimate royalty bowed to the artificial royalty of Rex, King of Carnival!

    • Steve Teeter

      That is true, and we have pictures. Bowing and curtsying deeply and respectfully to Rex with big grins on their faces. Take THAT, George VI!

    • Mikey

      No real reaction like the case of Edward mostly because Harry isn’t next in line for the throne, and also because the monarchy has become considerably more symbolic than anything else these days.

  • Michael White

    Maybe the Las Vegas pics will make the rounds again. Perv that I am

  • Gayer Than Thou

    “Princess Meghan”? I’m going to have to pray on that. /petty

  • kanehau

    My boyfriend is crushed. He’s always had it in his heart for Prince Harry. We even named our parrot Harry after the Prince.

    *sigh* – will be a difficult day.

    • stuckinthewoods

      It was a hopeless love, but still your boyfriend had it. Hold him in your arms and remind him, ” We’ll always have parrot.”

  • TJay229

    Werk Black Gurl! 👏👏👏👏👏

  • Tawreos

    This is the most Monday of Mondays and now I find out a dream is crushed as well. I’m gonna need another bottle of whiskey today.

  • Bambino

    Guess who will not be invited to the wedding?https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/868418451970379776

    • Reality.Bites

      Someone had better make it very clear to Harry, Barack and Justin that you’re not supposed to look more beautiful than the bride.

      http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4281460/thumbs/o-TRUDEAU-PRINCE-HARRY-570.jpg?14

      • William

        “Is that a long lens or are you just happy to see me?”

        • Reality.Bites

          We’re always happy to see you.

    • The_Wretched

      Trump will be invited. Through other channels, however, he’ll be suggested to be busy that day.

      • Bambino

        I doubt it. The Buckingham Palace will blame someone for lost invitation. The low society whores like the Trump families will stained the nuptial of the young royal couple. I’m sure they will do whatever they can to exclude the hillbillies.

    • SoCalGal20

      It would be awesome if President Obama was one of the groomsmen. It won’t happen, I’m sure, but they do seem like good friends so I do expect the Obamas will be there at least. (I await Trump’s pouty tweets, unless he’s in jail already and can’t tweet).

  • ClevelandJim

    I am now going into deep mourning for a year. I’ll have to wear black to the wedding

  • While I understand that Prince Harry is more famous than Meaghan Markle, I think it’s unacceptable to refer to her only as “American Actress” in the headline.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I would expect such a keen defender to spell her name correctly.

      • corrected for misspelling.

  • William

    It’s a vodka on my Cheerios kind of morning.

  • misterjack

    NOOOOOOO!!! Not red-hawt ginge!!!!!!

  • JT

    Nude pix please!

  • William

    Well! See if Harry is invited when I am become King of Scotland.

  • TexasBoy

    Next Up Trump Tweets: We all know Prince Harry would have wanted Ivanka if she weren’t already married. I’d nail her if she weren’t my daughter.

  • Lumpy Gaga
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You will never be queen

  • Jeffrey
    • William

      I’ll bring the olive oil.

    • The_Wretched

      Some sort of motion capture.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Bachelor party!

  • SDG

    Yay… I wish them all the happiness in the world!

    • JCF

      Thank you. I think you’re the first JMGay I’ve seen to let best wishes trump (damn, can’t use that word anymore) top (that’ll work!) jealousy. ;-/

  • Ben in Oakland

    Oh, harry! and I was going to marry you becuase I like the title of Queen Consort of England.

    Well, that and true love, of course.

  • Dayglo

    From Forward.com — “So if our hypothesis is correct and Markle and Harry marry, Markle will be the first black, Jewish, divorcee, American princess in English history. It’s worth noting that Markle is also two years older than the Prince, making their marriage a triumph for several pie slices in the chart of disadvantaged identity groups.”

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Thing is, she won’t be a princess nor will she carry any such title. As a divorcee, an American and, by law a commoner, she cannot have the title of Royal Highness, Princess Meghan but instead Her Grace, the Duchess of Sussex; though Highness may be thrown in, but that will be up to the Crown. Informally, she will probably be called Princess Meghan per Royal protocol.

  • So, Harry … bachelor party in Vegas? I’m terrible at pool but I think my odds are good if you start with only shorts like last time.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • ChrisMorley

      I’m sure Harry’s grandad, Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh, will soon drop another choice racist clanger.

      He’s got a lot of racist form, but it’s politely glossed over as nothing-to-see-here “gaffes”. 25 things Prince Philip said that will make you full-body cringe http://mashable.com/2017/05/04/prince-philip-gaffes-list/

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Congratulations Harry & Meghan, all the best!

  • Galvestonian

    An American Princess – Great news but that leaves so many Princesses here and in the U.K. so disappointed … both male and female … no chances to wear those Tiaras — oh but wait … I’m sure that they’ll televise the wedding and then we can get out the festive and glittery accouterments. Don’t forget your best lace hankies so we can weep tears of joy ( or sorrow that he’s getting away ).

  • Dunkerblinker

    wait……..nope, still don’t give a fuck!

  • metrored

    Normally I don’t care about this stuff but every time I see a headline, I just think “Royal Black People!!” and get so excited. I’m so excited!!

  • I’m just heartbroken, he’s such a handsome gingerbear …. but I wish him the best. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08ce4bae7cebdb06ffdb9f0b134a5b3d8f0b4865f210a89ff2a9e66d98886f84.jpg

  • Tempus Fuggit

    …so what?

  • JCF

    Many other fish in the sea, guys! 😉

    Most het couples bore me, but I’ve been cheering for these two for over a year. Mazel Tov, Harry & Meghan!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Never really bought into the Royal family thingy. But gotta admit, Harry has a super hot smile.

    But, anywho, congratulations to them both.

  • James

    They’re (very) distant cousins, in fact.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Dang, Hot Harry off the market.

  • ChuckinTucson

    That sound you hear is millions of hearts breaking all over the world. Congratulations to a great couple. I’m a big fan of Prince Harry’s and also a big fan of Suits. Win/win.

  • e jerry powell

    Is she really ready to retire from acting?