Meghan Markle and Prince Harry emerged back on the royal scene in London yesterday (March 5) with a joint appearance at the annual Endeavor Fund Awards, which honor injured servicemen and women who have used sports and adventure challenges to aid in their recovery. It was the couple’s first official appearance together since announcing they would be stepping down as senior working members of the royal family back in January.
They looked happy and relaxed, to say the least. Over the next few days, they’ll embark on their final rounds of official royal work before heading back to North America to start a new chapter of their lives. The duke and duchess each presented an award and, as one of the organization’s patrons, Harry gave a short speech. But it was actually another couple who stole the spotlight—no easy task when the Sussexes are in the room.
One of the night’s award winners used his big moment to propose to his partner—and she said yes! Let’s break down the big moment, and Markle and Harry’s sweet reactions.
Here they are sitting quietly watching the ceremony—holding hands, natch.
And then, one of the recipients called his partner up on stage to propose. You can see glimpses of the royals’ reactions. They appear as surprised and delighted as you’d expect from people witnessing a surprises engagement.
Watch the video royal reporter Chris Ship tweeted, below:
Cue the collective “awwwwwws.” Luckily, we’ve also got lots of photos that captured all the excitement in the room. How adorable is Markle, in particular?
And what a great story that couple will have to tell their friends, family, and possible future children. Very few people’s proposal stories involve literal royalty. Plus, it’s all captured on film by the global media. That’s a serious win-win. Who knows, maybe Meghan Markle and (Prince) Harry will attend their wedding.