Some even suggested Clarence House made a royal "typo" in the announcement confirming the engagement.
But the high-profile nature of Prince Harry and his new fiancee Meghan Marklemeant that their initial courtship had to happen behind closed doors, before progressing to meals and drinks around town.
'I was like, "Can I say yes now?"' And Harry added: 'Yes, and I had the ring in my finger and was like, "can I give you the ring now?" "We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together".
Current US President Donald Trump has yet to publicly congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan on their engagement.
However, since her relationship with Harry began getting serious, Meghan has said goodbye to a number of things that have been integral parts of her life until now.
When Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005, the Queen and her husband Prince Philip did not attend the ceremony, and the same is expected to be the case for Harry and Meghan.
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"They would be thick as thieves", Prince Harry said of his late mother and his fiancée. "And it's incredibly special".
St George's Chapel is a private part of Windsor Castle, but members of the public will still be involved in the wedding.
When the couple actually get hitched, they will be formally known as Prince Henry of Wales and Princess Rachel of Wales.
In order to marry Prince Harry, Meghan will need to be baptised and confirmed into the Church of England. She will stay as a United States citizen for now.
While their paths hadn't crossed before then, Meghan already had a lot in common with the prince thanks to her extensive charity work.
The couple will carry out their first official engagement together in Nottingham on Friday.
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