Obama congratulates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement
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People all over the world are congratulating Prince Harry on his engagement to actress Meghan Markle — including former President Obama.

"Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together," the ex-commander in chief tweeted to his more than 97 million followers on Monday.

The British prince, who’s fifth in line to the throne, announced his engagement to California-born “Suits” actress Markle, 36, on Monday.


The Obamas have appeared frequently alongside the 33-year-old royal. Last month, Prince Harry was on hand for the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. And in September, the former president sat side by side with the prince at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Obama also visited with Prince Harry in May at Kensington Palace, while in 2015, Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama spotted dining out in DC Obama goes on TikTok to urge young people to get vaccinated Obama to Black Americans: 'Keep marching, keep speaking up, keep voting' MORE was pictured having tea with him during a trip to Europe.

No word on whether the Obamas will snag an exclusive invitation to the next royal wedding, poised for spring 2018. A Kensington Palace spokeswoman told Newsweek that the focus is on “the happy announcement” of the couple’s engagement and invites will “be announce in due course.”