America's loss is our gain, Camilla says after Harry and Meghan engagement news

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The Duchess of Cornwall has said "America's loss is our gain" following the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement.

Speaking during a visit with the Prince of Wales to Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday, Camilla said the royal family was "absolutely thrilled" by the news, formally unveiled on Monday, of the forthcoming wedding.

She said: "It's brilliant (news) and as I said, America's loss is our gain. We are all absolutely delighted.

"As you can see, they are so happy.

"Sometimes, you know, in a climate where we are surrounded by a lot of bad news, it's a real joy to have a bit of good news for once. As I said before, we are delighted."