While the news broke Monday, Kensington Palace said in a statement that the couple had actually gotten engaged earlier this month in London. It also disclosed that Prince Harry, 33, had informed his grandmother, "Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family," all of whom issued statements through social media.
Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles, made the announcement formal with a statement from the royal Clarence House, which said the Prince of Wales was "delighted" to announce the engagement, according to a tweet from the royal Clarence House.
The redheaded royal's grandmother felt the same way.
"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness," Buckingham Palace said in a tweet.