As Canadians kicked off their week with the news that former Toronto-based actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged after months of speculation, they took to social media in celebration of the news and the royal couple's Canadian connection.
Markle, 36, had lived in Toronto while filming "Suits," and was a brand ambassador for Canadian clothing company Reitmans. She and Harry's love story took off in September, when photos of the couple kissing at the Invictus Games in Toronto put the internet into a frenzy.
Clarence House announced the couple's engagement Monday, adding they will wed in spring 2018. Canadian Twitter users had a lot to say, with the #MeghanMarkle and #RoyalWedding hashtag trending in Canada before the Western provinces had even woken up for the day.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Julie Payette offered their congratulations.
Congratulations and best wishes to you both! 🇨🇦🇬🇧Félicitations et mes meilleurs vœux à vous deux! https://t.co/7oaMFrmVqu— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 27, 2017
Canada woke up to a good news this morning. Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. @KensingtonRoyal— GGJuliePayette (@GGJuliePayette) November 27, 2017
While Markle's "Suits" co-star, Canadian actor and director Patrick J. Adams, seemed a little bewildered.
She said she was just going out to get some milk... https://t.co/y7cnM0eC9D— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) November 27, 2017
Some lobbied for a Canadian wedding venue.
Others took credit for the couple's romance.
A beautiful love story, a modern monarchy, and they met in Canada. Plus I love to get up in the wee hours to watch a good #RoyalWedding. Congratulations to the happy couple! "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement"#RoyalEngagementhttps://t.co/JXmCcHSh99— Essie Bee (@sblogga) November 27, 2017
Meghan Markle films Suits in Canada and was in Reitman's clothing ads so Canada sees this wedding as a win 🇨🇦— littlewhitelies (@omfgsue) November 27, 2017
Others were just proud of Markle.
While others sympathized with the red tape of moving to the U.K.
My favorite line from an article about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement:— Allison Cohen (@AllisonCohenNY) November 27, 2017
"Markle is also reported to have started the sometimes time-consuming process of moving her dogs from Canada to Britain."
Some people in the U.K., who might be confused about Markle's nationality (she is American, after all, but we'll take it) lobbied for a fair-trade deal.
And some were just ... too Canadian?
Meghan Markle wearing a white belted coat over a green dress.— Frank 🥌 Rezny (@medelegant) November 27, 2017
But not a real green dress thanks cruel.
(Apologies to the Bare Naked Ladies)@CBCAlerts@CBCNews#royals#wedding#PrinceHarry#markle#suits#engagement#canada#BNL
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