According to the couple, the proposal happened a few weeks ago at their cottage in Kensington Palace.
“It was a cozy night,” Meghan told the BBC. “We were roasting chicken. It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got down on one knee.”
Harry added: “It was a really nice moment — it was just the two of us. I think I managed to catch her by surprise.”
Meghan then excitedly said: “Yes, as a matter of fact I could barely let you finish proposing! I said, ‘Can I say yes now!’ ”
The couple also revealed that Meghan has met Queen Elizabeth a couple times — and that her beloved corgis took to her immediately.
“It’s incredible,” Meghan said about meeting the Queen. “To be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as Monarch, but with the love he has for her as his grandmother. She’s an incredible woman.”
Harry then added: “The corgis took to her straight away.” And Meghan replied: “They were laying on my feet during tea!”
The royal couple were interviewed by BBC News broadcaster Mishal Husain, followed by a documentary called Harry And Meghan: A Royal Engagement on BBC1.
Meghan also showed off her new diamond engagement ring, which Harry designed himself.
During William and Kate’s interview, the prince revealed he popped the question a few weeks before their interview while the two were vacationing in Kenya with friends. While they had been discussing an impending engagement for a while, Kate was still surprised when the big moment arrived.
“It was a total shock when it came,” Kate said. “There’s a true romantic in there.”
William added, “As every guy out there will know, it takes a certain amount of motivation to get yourself going. So I was planning it and then it just felt really right out in Africa. It was beautiful.”
Will and Kate also discussed their relationship’s roots, starting with when they met as students at the University of St. Andrews. William said that they were friends for a year before they started dating, and after a laugh or two, things started “to blossom.”