The rumor mill has been buzzing for months. The first whispers of a royal engagement made their way across social media and the British tabloids earlier this year and soon grew into a clamor of speculation.
And the question had always been “when,” not “if,” Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle would announce their engagement.
On Monday, the UK royal household confirmed the pair became engaged earlier this month and that the wedding will take place in spring 2018.
Despite her very public career — as an actor, a feminist and a humanitarian — Markle has kept her personal side largely hidden. So who is she?