Meghan Markle has revealed the details of Prince Harry's proposal to her, saying it was an "amazing surprise" and "very romantic".

Harry proposed to Meghan earlier this month, with the Suits star describing it as a "sweet and natural" moment between them. 

"It was a cosy night, we were roasting chicken, and it was an amazing surprise," Meghan told the BBC in their first televised interview together.

"It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee."

When asked if she said yes immediately, Markle said, "Yes! As a matter of fact, I could barely let [Harry] finish proposing."

Harry added, "She didn't even let me finish. She said, 'Can I say yes?' Then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger. I was like, 'Can I give you the ring?' It was a really nice moment. Just the two of us, and I think I managed to catch her by surprise as well."

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As they posed for their first official photographs together following their engagement announcement on Monday morning, Harry said that he was "thrilled" and "over the moon" to be marrying Meghan.

The prince, who is fifth in line the British throne, also admitted that he knew Markle was the one for him "the very first time" they met. 
           
When asked if his proposal was romantic, Harry replied: "Of course it was."

Meghan showed-off her ring, which was designed by Harry and includes diamonds from his mother Princess Diana's personal collection.

The couple, who revealed they were an item a year ago after a six-month secret relationship, are set to wed next spring.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first official photograph

Their much-anticipated engagement was confirmed by Britain's Prince of Wales in a brief statement.

"His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle.

"The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.

"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."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry's brother William and his wife Kate, were among the first to offer their congratulations to the happy couple. They said: "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."

Meghan's engagement ring was designed by Harry and includes diamonds from his mother, Princess Diana's personal collection

The parents of the royal bride-to-be also offered their congratulations and wished their daughter and Harry "a lifetime of happiness".

Meghan is close to both her parents, who divorced when she was young, and has frequently written about the love and support they have given her.

Mr Markle and Ms Ragland said: "We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry.

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The happy couple are set to marry next spring

"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."

Their 16-month whirlwind romance blossomed when they met through mutual friends in London and the pair have been almost inseparable in recent months, with Meghan said to have virtually moved in to Harry's home at Kensington Palace in London.