They continued this year when Harry arranged for his girlfriend to get to know the Duchess of Cambridge at a private meeting in Kensington Palace.
Markle described the proposal as "an fantastic surprise" that was "sweet, natural, and very romantic".
"It was so sweet and natural, and very romantic".
Ms Markle added: "It was a cosy night, we were roasting chicken and it was just an fantastic surprise, it was so sweet, natural and very romantic - he got on one knee". "I said, 'Can I say yes now?'"
During the wide-ranging interview, the Prince of Wales told of how the couple were introduced by a mutual friend while on a blind date.
The two proved their love in an interview with the BBC, with Markle revealing she said "yes" immediately to Prince Harry as he got down on one knee to propose.
'This lovely woman fell into my life, and I fell into her life'.
"But you know with the ring and with everything else that's going on I'm sure she's..."
Much of the criticism toward Markle stemmed from the fact she attended Catholic high school, had a black father and white mother and has been divorced.
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"I did not have any understanding of just what it would be like", she said, saying there was a misconception that because she was an actress she would be used to being in the media spotlight.
Clarence House issued a brief statement today that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry in Spring 2018. "Having diamonds form the royal collection that Princess Diana wore makes the ring priceless". The band is made from gold.
The prince said Ms Markle would easily take to the role of being a member of the Royal Family and said they were a "fantastic team".
"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness", said a message on the monarch's official Twitter page.
"I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends - best friends with Meghan".
And it was an instant "yes" from Ms Markle.
They added: "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents".
The pair have been dating since mid 2016, and made their first public appearance as a couple last November. "Very first time we met", the prince said.
It is rumored that upon her move to Kensington Palace, Markle would give up acting and focus all of her energy on philanthropy.
"We camped out with each other under the stars, we spent - she came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic", he said.