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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: South Africa loves itself a Royal Wedding

Kensington Palace today announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle — and even South Africans have joined in on the excitement.

The couple, who have been dating for 16 months, will wed in spring — which will be early 2018 in the UK.

Since news of the announcement, Meghan Markle has been trending top spot nationwide.

South Africans on Twitter seemed mostly excited about the prospect of another royal wedding — and likely the last for a while, considering Prince William’s eldest son is only four.

Others were excited at the prospect of Markle becoming the the first biracial person to marry into the British royal family — that above being the first American, and first actress. Some even had wedding dresses in mind.

But other South Africans are nonplussed about the ordeal, largely because of the British monarchy’s history of colonial rule.

And some mourned the loss of Day One Crush, Prince Harry. May Eligible Bad Boy Bachelor Harry live long in our hearts.

Feature image: Felix_Broennimann via Pixabay (CC.0)

Author | Julia Breakey

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Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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