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Just when you thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement couldn’t get any more exciting, the newly betrothed couple sat down for their first on-camera interview ever. 

This morning at Kensington Palace, the pair dished on their love story and the engagement that made our Monday so exciting. 

According to the couple, they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. As Markle said in the BBC interview above, “I didn’t know much about him before we met,” but they immediately hit it off. Similarly, Prince Harry had never watched Markle’s show, Suits, and wasn’t familiar with his now fiancée as a celebrity. The lack of preconceived notions allowed the couple to “start a-fresh and get to know each other step by step,” Prince Harry said.

After two dates in London, Prince Harry said he persuaded his soon-to-be-wife to go to Botswana with him three or four weeks later and “camp under the stars...for five days.” They bonded over their passion for humanitarian work, and soon the couple wouldn’t go longer than two weeks without seeing each other. Most of their dates, however, took place at home. So it was only natural that when Harry was ready to propose, he would do it there. 

“It was a really nice moment. It was just the two of us and I think I managed to catch her by surprise, as well,” Prince Harry said of the night he proposed. 

Markle’s eyes lit up when she spoke of their engagement. “It was a cozy night. We were roasting chicken and it was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee... As a matter of fact, I could barely let [him] finish proposing. I was like, ‘Can I say yes now?’” she said. 

Move over, Christmas. It’s beginning to look a lot like royal wedding season. 

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