PM leads tributes after Harry and Meghan announce engagement

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The world reacted with joy on Monday following the long-awaited news that Prince Harry is set to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Prime Minister Theresa May offered her "very warmest congratulations", wishing the couple "great happiness for the future".

"I would like to offer my very warmest congratulations to HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their engagement," said Mrs May in a statement.

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

Mrs May's predecessor David Cameron called the announcement "wonderful news", and wished the pair "a long and happy life together".

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he was "absolutely delighted to hear the news", wishing them "many years of love, happiness and fulfilment".