Clarence House has confirmed that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged to be married.

The news should come as no surprise to fans as the happy couple have been dating for almost a year and have made headlines with their public displays of affection.

This engagement is sure to shake things up in the palace as Meghan is set to become the first American to marry into the royal family since Wallis Simpson.

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor was a socialite and divorcee who married King Edward VIII in 1937 and their relationship led to his decision to abdicate the throne. 

For more on today's engagement news - click here.

Who's that girl?
Best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the series Suits, Meghan has had a successful acting career with appearances in Get Him to the Greek and Horrible Bosses.

Of course, Markle is no stranger to the industry as her father, Thomas W Markle, is an Emmy Award-winning lighting director who worked on the US sitcom Married… With Children.

The Los Angeles woman ran a lifestyle website called The Tig for a number of years before closing it down. 

As a committed humanitarian, Meghan has worked as a global ambassador for World Vision Canada and has been an advocate for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

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As an actress, Meghan has walked the red carpet on many an occasion and we have fallen in love with her style.

From well-fitted blazers to beautiful gowns and even the odd crop top, she always knows how to dress for the occasion. Could Meghan follow in the footsteps of Diana and Kate to become the next royal fashion icon?

Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle pose at their engagement photo call today

Meghan's engagement outfit has already sparked mass shopping sprees around the world. She wore a sleek, white coat by Canadian label Line.

Paired with a green dress, Markle finished the look with nude heels (a Duchess of Cambridge style signature) from Aquazzura, on sale for $465. Click through our gallery above for her best looks.

How does Meghan Markle look so good? Get her 5 tips here. 

Love Meghan's Style? Get the details of one of her most recent outfits here.