Meghan Markle couldn't wait to say "yes" to Prince Harry's proposal!
The newly engaged couple -- who confirmed they've been dating for a year and a half -- gave their first joint interview to BBC News on Monday and shared how Harry popped the question a few weeks ago at his family's cottage. Markle recalled that the two were having a "cozy night" indoors and "trying to roast a chicken" when her life changed forever.
"It just was an amazing surprise," the 36-year-old actress said. "It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee."
Harry chimed in, "Of course."
Markle quipped to her fiance, "I could barely let you finish proposing. I was like, 'Can I say yes now?'"
Harry agreed, adding, "She didn't even let me finish. 'Can I say yes? Can I say yes?' Then there was hugs and I had the ring on my finger. I was like, 'Can I give you the ring?' She was like, 'Oh yes, the ring!'"
The 33-year-old royal continued, "It was just the two of us and I think I might have actually captured her by surprise as well."
The happy couple also shared how they first met through a mutual friend in July 2016. "It was definitely a setup," Markle said. "It was a blind date."
Harry also noted, "It was a blind date for sure."
Markle admitted that she had one question for her friend before she agreed to a date with Harry. "'Was he nice?'" the Suits star remembered asking.
"If he wasn't kind, it didn't seem like it would make sense," she explained. "So, we went and met for a drink and then I think very quickly into that, [he] said, 'Well, what are we doing tomorrow?'"
Harry was also pleasantly surprised upon meeting Markle. "I'd never watched Suits. I'd never heard of Meghan before and I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her," he gushed. "I was like, 'Wow, OK, I'm going to have to up my game here. I'm going to sit down and make sure I got a good chat.'"
From there, Harry said they met twice "back-to-back" in London and then again about a month later when she joined him in Botswana, South Africa. "We camped out with each other under the stars and we spent five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic," he said. "Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other."
Of note, one of the stones in Markle's engagement ring that Harry designed is from Botswana.
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