The world received the news on Nov. 27, 2017, that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married in spring 2018. The announcement wasn’t surprising, given rumors of Harry popping the question have been swirling for some time. But after the official word came down, many celebrities took to Twitter to weigh in.
Here are the best celebrity reactions to the royal engagement.
1. Lin-Manuel Miranda
It's crazy, everyone is dancing in the streets here!
(Everyone is politely keeping to themselves, but you can tell they wanna dance) https://t.co/Qpd8x3yjv8
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 27, 2017
Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda was in London when the big news was revealed and tweeted about the general feeling of those in the city where the royals call home.
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2. Wendell Price
Congratulations to my TV daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the news of their wedding engagement. Harry you have her TV Father’s blessing. Robert Zane approves @Suits_USA
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) November 27, 2017
Some of Markle’s Suits co-stars, including her TV dad, Wendell Price, sent congratulatory messages and gave their “blessing” to the actress and her prince.
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3. Patrick J. Adams
Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious. Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love.
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) November 27, 2017
Upon hearing the news, Patrick J. Adams, who plays Markle’s fiancé on the USA Network show, joked about his co-star writing, “Said she was just going out to get some milk …” before letting Harry know how “lucky” he is.
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4. Khloé Kardashian
Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! ❤️
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 27, 2017
Khloé Kardashian made our list for being one of the very first stars to jump on social media and congratulate the couple.
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5. Luann de Lessups
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle I really love this love! pic.twitter.com/ye7yEXPKvW
— Luann de Lesseps (@CountessLuann) November 27, 2017
Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps was another one of the celebs who congratulated the pair and shared happiness over the news.
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6. Busy Phillips
I woke up WAY too excited about the royal engagement news. ❤️
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 27, 2017
Busy Phillips could not contain her excitement either when she saw the news.
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7. Stacy London
It’s happening! It’s happening! https://t.co/z4yeem4BXj
— Stacy London (@stacylondon) November 27, 2017
Stylist and fashion consultant Stacy London was also clearly thrilled over the announcement.
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8. Leona Lewis
So happy to see a mixed race princess to be ❤️
— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) November 27, 2017
Some stars, like Leona Lewis, tweeted excitement about a woman of color joining the royal family.
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9. Laverne Cox
I am personally not a huge fan of marriage & have not really been a person obsessed with the royals but I am a huge fan of love and I am jumping up and down happy for this engagememt. Werk @meghanmarkle. Congrats to you both. So glad you found each other. #Love #hope https://t.co/tMcXLFjAjp
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) November 27, 2017
Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, who is a fan of a good love story, expressed her happiness for the couple.
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10. Piers Morgan
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2017
Piers Morgan tweeted his congrats before coming right out and asking Markle for an invitation to the upcoming ceremony.
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11. Spencer Pratt
— Pratt Daddy (@spencerpratt) November 27, 2017
Reality star Spencer Pratt was pretty happy about the royal engagement too and demanded a People cover story right away.
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12. Ellen Degeneres
Welcome to the family, @MeghanMarkle! I’m already picking out a tiny hat for the wedding.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 27, 2017
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres chimed in on the royal news as well and joked about choosing a fascinator to wear.
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13. Chelsea Handler
Can’t Prince Harry and his American girlfriend run our country? They seem nice.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 27, 2017
Some comedians, including Chelsea Handler, joined in the discussion about the prince and his bride-to-be by also making a dig at Donald Trump.
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14. Whitney Cummings
Wait, Americans can marry British royals? I didn’t know that. Damn it. I would have played this whole thing very differently
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) November 27, 2017
Whitney Cummings offered her hilarious reaction to the British prince marrying an American woman.
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15. Michelle and Barack 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.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 27, 2017
Even the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, sent their well wishes and noted that they are “delighted” over the news.
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