TLC’S Royal Engagement Special Reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Modern Fairytale

posted: 12/05/17
by: Marina Luciano-Carson

From Hollywood to Buckingham Palace, American actress, Meghan Markle is trading in Suits for a weddings dress! Prince Harry finally made it official, proposing to Markle with a custom engagement ring featuring two diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection.

To welcome the world's newest, most illustrious engaged couple, TLC will premiere a one-hour special chronicling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romantic journey from courtship to engagement. TLC's When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement (working title) takes an in-depth look at the real-life fairytale of Prince Harry's love life and Meghan's soon-to-be princess story on Tuesday, December 12 at 9/8c.

The one-hour special will look back on the early childhoods of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including the several parallels in their upbringing. While both were raised by separated parents and received an esteemed private education, Prince Harry grew up in a royal world while Meghan spent her early years on television sets with her father, ultimately leading her down the path of Hollywood fame and fortune.When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement (working title) also explores Meghan's background as a biracial divorcee and more importantly her role as a human rights ambassador. The special will examine the couple's first few outings together, how the media reacted to their romance and the swirl of rumors around the couple's imminent engagement.

Viewers will hear directly from Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Markle, as well as some of her closest friends, including actress Abby Wathen and reporter Tom Sellers, Queen Elizabeth II's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and several royal correspondents and editors. In addition, constitutional historian David Starkey delves into the history and surrounding culture of the royal family and what Meghan's new life will entail.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WhenHarryMetMeghan, and catch up on your favorite royals by downloading the TLC GO app or visiting TLC.com.

For more royal reads, check out: It's Official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Engagement: Here's What We Know So Far