Prince Harry proposed to his girlfriend, Suits star Meghan Markle, in London earlier this month, Kensington Palace confirmed. They follow in a long line of romantic engagements—here's a complete timeline:
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Engaged: July 10, 1947; Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Married: November 20, 1947; Westminster Abbey
Married nearly 70 years at this point, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have not only set a marriage record for reigning British monarchs, but they've also established quite the precedent for other members of the royal family.
The couple met when then-Princess Elizabeth was only 13 years old and Prince Philip, the penniless nephew of Lord Louis Mountbatten, was 18.
Philip proposed to the princess in July 1947, presenting Elizabeth with a three-carat round diamond ring set in platinum with several smaller diamonds surrounding the main stone. The ring was crafted using gems from a tiara that belonged to Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
Engaged: February 26, 1960; Windsor Castle
Married: May 6, 1960; Westminster Abbey
Princess Margaret, the Queen's younger sister, of then-photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones in February 1960. Though Princess Margaret had previously been in a relationship with a divorced man named Peter Townsend, she chose not to marry him out of fear that she would have to give up her position in the royal family.
Once she learned that Townsend had proposed to a younger woman, the 29-year-old princess decided to marry Armstrong-Jones, who later became the Earl of Snowdon, and they wed at Westminster Abbey in the first televised royal wedding in history. The couple's marriage lasted nearly two decades until they divorced in 1978. They had two children together, Lady Sarah Chatto, and David Armstrong-Jones, the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.
Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
Engaged: May 29, 1973
Married: November 14, 1973; Westminster Abbey
Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter, first bonded with her future husband, army lieutenant Mark Phillips, over a love of horses. While little is known about the details of their engagement, the pair were married in 1973 at Westminster Abbey in a wedding that was seen by a television audience of approximately 500 million people around the world.
Princess Anne and Phillips would later have two children, Peter and Zara. Following years of a reportedly strained relationship, the couple divorced on April 23, 1992. Princess Anne married her second husband, Timothy Laurence, a commander in the Royal Navy, at the Church of Scotland in December of 1992.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Engaged: February 24, 1981; Windsor Castle
Married: July 29, 1981; St. Paul's Cathedral
Twenty-year-old Diana Spencer from Sandringham, Norfolk, quickly became one of the most talked-about women in the world when Prince Charles proposed to her in February of 1981. The couple first met when the prince, then 29, was dating Diana's older sister, Lady Sarah. "I introduced them, I'm cupid," Sarah reportedly said of her sister's royal romance, of which she seemed to approve.
Diana apparently made a good impression on Charles's family (and considered his proposal for a week), and then the couple officially became engaged. Charles and Diana married in July 1981 with 750 million people watching worldwide. Princess Diana wore an antique lace dress with a 25-foot train, and her £30,000 (about P2,020,635.10) engagement ring featured a 12-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds all set in white gold.
But the fairytale was not to last. After having two sons together, Prince William and Prince Harry, Charles and Diana divorced in 1996.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Engaged: February 19, 1986; Scotland Floors Castle
Married: July 24, 1986; Westminster Abbey
Though Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson had known each other since they were children, the couple didn't begin their romantic relationship until 1985. On his 26th birthday, Prince Andrew proposed to Ferguson at Scotland's Floors Castle, where they had previously shared their first kiss. He later presented her with a custom-made white-and-yellow gold ring set with a Burmese ruby (to complement her red hair) and 10 drop-diamonds.
Their wedding ceremony was broadcast to over 500 million people around the world, but as with previous royal unions, this wasn't a harbinger of marital success. The Duke and Duchess of York decided to separate ten years later in 1996. Today, the couple shares custody of their two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and maintains a friendly relationship.
Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones
Engaged: January 6, 1999; Bahamas
Married: June 19, 1999; St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, started dating Sophie Rhys-Jones after meeting the public relations manager at a tennis event in 1993.
The couple maintained a quiet romance until 1999, when Prince Edward popped the question during a holiday on Windermere Island in the Bahamas. He proposed with a white gold ring set with a two-carat oval diamond and two heart-shaped gemstones.
Hoping to keep their wedding small and relatively private, the couple asked that the ceremony to not be televised. The Earl and Countess of Wessex now have two children, Louise and James, and have been together for 18 years.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Engaged: February 10, 2005
Married: April 9, 2005; St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Years after his divorce from his late ex-wife Princess Diana, Prince Charles married his longtime love, Camilla Parker Bowles. The pair had first met in 1971 and quickly became close friends, and eventually a couple. Though Charles and Camilla broke up in 1973, it's rumored that they started to see each other again in 1980, and the affair reportedly continued through Prince Charles's marriage to Princess Diana and Camilla's marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles.
Though the scandal—and Diana's subsequent death—took a great toll on Camilla's public image, the couple received overall support when they announced their engagement in February of 2005. The Prince married Camilla later that year, making her Duchess of Cornwall and stepmother to Prince William and Prince Harry.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Engaged: November 16, 2010; Kenya
Married: April 29, 2011; Westminster Abbey
The oldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Prince William is second in line to the throne, after his father. Prince William met Catherine "Kate" Middleton during their undergraduate years at the University of St. Andrews.
After eight years of dating (which earned Kate the dreadful nickname "Waity Katie"), the prince finally proposed to Middleton while they were on holiday in Kenya in October of 2010. William chose the timing and location very carefully, as Kenya has long been one of the royal family's favorite places to visit. The prince asked for Kate's hand using his late mother's sapphire-and-diamond as a way of making sure Princess Diana shared in the special moment.
Having been married for six years now, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and recently announced that they are expecting a third.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has been in a relationship with actress Meghan Markle for over a year. Kensington Palace confirmed Harry proposed in London in November, and the couple will marry in spring 2018. So, we can officially speculate about what a Harry-Meghan wedding might be like.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.