While Americans were asleep during the early hours of Monday, major news broke across the pond: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged. Here are photos of the ring.

Prince Harry and Markle at Sunken Garden at Kensington palace on Monday, giving fans a first look at the ring.

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The couple dated for more than a year, quietly becoming engaged sometime earlier this year.

Prince Harry and Markle finally announced their engagement on Monday in an official statement.

The wedding is set to take place in spring 2018 — and "commoners" on Twitter are already pining for their invite. 

Upon hearing the news of Prince Harry and Markle's engagement, the internet lost it.

Another royal wedding? Count Twitter in!

Prince Harry couldn't have picked a better future wife.

The world is getting a Black princess.

Is Meghan Markle  Black?
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Unfortunately, Prince Harry's and Markle's relationship has been the subject of intense media scrutiny — and most of the hate stems from the fact that Markle is an American actress whose mother is Black and whose father is white.

The harassment got *so* bad that Prince Harry had to publicly denounce the "racial undertones" coming from trolls and professional journalists alike. 

However, Markle never let racists dull her shine. (A true princess, indeed.)

The late Princess Diana would certainly approve.

Twitter reactions to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement
photo: Twitter
Twitter reactions to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement
photo: Twitter

Congrats, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! The royal family just got a little bigger.