BRITAIN-ROYALS-MARRIAGESorry if your childhood dream of marrying The Ginger Prince is dead.

Prince Harry, 33, is officially engaged to "Suits" actress -- and divorcée -- Meghan Markle, 36. They have been dating since July 2016 and got engaged earlier this month.

The news is now official via a statement from Clarence House, which said the wedding will take place this Spring 2018:

"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 couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace."

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip said they were "delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness."

This spring wedding will be the biggest royal wedding since 2011 when Prince Harry married Kate Middleton (who is still being called Kate Middleton despite being the Duchess of Cambridge.) William and Kate said, in their own statement: "We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together."

Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, also shared their happiness: "Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together."

BRITAIN-ROYALS-MARRIAGEFans are thrilled for this 21st Century royal family -- she's American; she was married before, to producer Trevor Engelson; she's an actress; she's a few years older than him; and she's half-black from her mother's side, and half white from her father's side.

It is kind of amazing to think that, just a couple of years ago, she was busy on "Suits," never knowing she'd be marrying Prince Harry this spring (and reportedly leaving "Suits"). It's a Disney fairy tale. It's a Grace Kelly fairy tale, at least. Just not for this girl, and others like her:

Well ... he didn't. Congrats to the happy couple!

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