Prince Harry could be a contemporary royal, but when it comes to marriage, he&#8217s still a traditionalist at heart. As has discovered from People reports, the handsome Prince asked for Doria Ragland&#8216s permission to marry her well-known daughter, Meghan Markle, before officially popping the query.

The actress&#8217 Totally free-spirited mother gave him her blessing, and the rest is history!

Photographs: Prince Harry Pushes Forward With Engagement Plans To Meghan Markle

As Radar readers know, Kensington Palace confirmed the news of the couple&#8217s engagement this Monday morning by way of Twitter. Different royals and politicians voiced their happiness more than the upcoming nuptials, and each Harry and Meghan&#8217s households supplied their congratulations.

&#8220We are extremely content for Meghan and Harry,&#8221 stated Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland in a statement according to DailyMail, &#8220Our daughter has constantly been a sort and loving individual. To see her union with Harry, who shares the very same qualities, is a source of wonderful joy for us as parents. We want them a lifetime of happiness and are extremely excited for their future together.&#8221

&#8220His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is excited to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle,&#8221 tweeted the palace.

Photographs: Royal No-Show! Meghan Markle Dines ALONE With Mom Right after Prince Harry Snub

The duo reportedly got engaged earlier this month in London, where they will now live.

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