Prince Harry is officially engaged to Meghan Markle, but who is the woman that has captured the heart of the royal? Harry and Meghan confirmed their engagement in a statement released from Kensington Palace on Monday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?vodo3Uom7o_Y “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course," reads the announcement. "His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry Has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.” The two will live together in the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?vAtVXarIVaGY The world first learned of Harry and Markle's courtship in November 2016. "He is very into Meghan, it's a bit of a whirlwind romance," royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET at the time. "They've been dating very secretly for the past three months." Now that Markle is on the road to being a royal herself, here's everything you need to know about Prince Harry's fiancee: 1. When Harry Met Meghan telegraph.co.uk In an interview with Vanity Fair this year, Markle revealed that she met Harry in London through friends in July 2016. “At the end of the day I think it’s really simple,” she told the magazine. “We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news. And I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.” 2. Meghan Jett sets to London https://www.instagram.com/p/BHewpdbgPr2/ The actress' passport got stamped a whole lot more after she got with Harry! While none of her Instagram images actually have the royal featured, there certainly have been a number of photos from her travels to England. 3. She’s Down to Earth https://www.instagram.com/p/BEh-sepmBAj/ Meghan will most certainly be a people's princess! “When she’s not working, she’s totally a ‘jeans and tee’ kind of girl,” a source told ET. ”She’s way more into having a low-key night in than going out to party. She’s very smart, hardworking, and incredibly sweet.” 4. How She Describes Herself telegraph.co.uk “I'm an actress, a writer, the editor-in-chief of my lifestyle brand The Tig, a pretty good cook, and a firm believer in handwritten notes,” she told Elle UK. Not long after getting together with Harry, Markle did take down her lifestyle website but kept her Instagram active. 5. She’s a UN Women Advocate hooch.net Like Harry, Markle wants to make a difference in the world. “I spoke about this in a speech I gave for International Women’s Day with UN Women just two years ago. It is a testament to the fighting spirit I had as a young girl, and the responsibility I now feel as a grown woman; and even more so as an actress," she wrote on The Tig last year. "The moment Suits became successful and I realized people (especially young women) were listening to what I had to say." 6. Meghan Has Been Married Before thesun.co.uk The American actress married Trevor Engelson, a film producer, in 2011 before divorcing two years later. 7. She Has No Interest in a Cinderella Story dailymail "With fame comes opportunity, but in my opinion, it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings, and if I’m lucky enough – then to inspire,” Markle once wrote on one of her blog posts on The Tig. 8. Meghan's Education nbcnewyork.com Markle was communications major and graduated from Northwestern University in 2003. She didn’t forget her alma mater after making it as a TV star and returned to the Chicago campus in 2014 for a panel discussion. “It’s my alma mater, so I’m really happy to be back here,” she said at the time. 9. Where You Might Have Seen Her https://www.instagram.com/p/W3A4IdmBK7/ While Markle is best known for her TV role on Suits, she has also made appearances on General Hospital, 90210, The League, and Castle. She also had parts in Horrible Bosses and Remember Me. Credits: cbs8.com Share this story on Facebook with your friends.