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The Obamas wish Prince Harry & Meghan Markle “a lifetime of joy and happiness together”

The former President of the United States, Barack Obama, took to Twitter on Monday evening to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement.

Mr Obama tweeted: “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.”

Prince Harry and the Obama family are known to be good friends, and Mr Obama and his family are more than likely to be invited to the wedding in Spring 2018.

Just last month, Prince Harry made a trip to Chicago to work with President Obama’s Foundation. They also attended the Invictus Games together in Toronto.

Theresa May has also sent a congratulatory message to the couple on hearing the news of their engagement.

The Prime Minister offered her congratulations on behalf of the country, saying: “I would like to offer my very warmest congratulations to HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their engagement. 

“This is a time of huge celebration for two people in love and, on behalf of myself, the Government and the country, I wish them great happiness for the future.”

At a rally in Scotland, Her Majesty’s Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “Congratulations to Harry and Meghan. I wish them well. I hope they have a great time and great fun together and having met Harry a couple of times I’m sure they are going to have a great deal of fun together!

“What I would also like to say is that I really do admire the way that Harry and his brother have drawn attention to mental health conditions all across the country.

“I wish them well, thank him for what he’s done on mental health and hope they have a great life together.”

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