The world let out a collective 鈥渁ww鈥 this morning when Clarence House announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle聽had gotten聽engaged.聽Not long after, they emerged for an official photo op, during which the prince聽revealed when he knew that聽the Suits actress聽was The One.

Stepping out together for their first appearance since the big announcement, the couple looked giddy to finally聽share their news as they stood hand-in-hand in Kensington Palace鈥檚 Sunken Garden. As the press peppered them with questions, one reporter asked, 鈥淗arry, when did you know that she was The One?鈥 Without any hesitation, he answered, 鈥淭he very first time we met.鈥

The couple didn鈥檛 share any proposal details 鈥 Harry said 鈥渢hat will come later鈥 鈥 but Markle said it was 鈥渧ery鈥 romantic and that she is 鈥渟o happy.鈥

Introduced by mutual friends in London last year, the two聽quietly聽dated for about six months before news of their relationship聽hit the press. Since then, all eyes have been on them as the world waited for an official engagement.

Now that it聽has finally happened, we can鈥檛 wait to see more from聽the聽couple as they prep for their big day. We don鈥檛 know the exact date of their wedding quite yet, but Clarence House confirmed that the surely lavish ceremony will take place next spring.

Incidentally, that鈥檚 around the聽same time that a new royal baby is expected to arrive, which means 2018 is going to be a busy time for royal watchers. And we鈥檙e thrilled!

When did you know that your聽significant other was 鈥渢he one鈥? Let us know @BritandCo!

(Photos via聽Chris Jackson/Getty)