The proposal was Barefoot Contessa-approved.

By Blake Bakkila
November 28, 2017

Of all the congratulations sent to newly-engaged couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ina Garten's takes the cake—or perhaps more appropriately, the chicken.

On Monday, the prince and actress-humanitarian shared their adorable engagement story.

“Just a cozy night … just roasting chicken,” Markle told the BBC of the night Prince Harry got down on one knee.

Trying to roast a chicken,” Harry added.

One fan of the romantic dinner-turned-engagement? Culinary icon Ina Garten. She took to Twitter to share her exclamations for the bride and groom-to-be.

“Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,” she wrote Tuesday morning. “I always knew roast chicken had magic powers!! I’m so happy for both of you!” 

Garten wasn’t the only public figure to reach out to the couple. Busy Philipps’ tweet was something most royal-obsessed individuals can identify with.

“I woke up WAY too excited about the royal engagement news,” she wrote, complete with a ring, heart and sobbing emoji.

Perhaps her excitement stems from regret about a best friendship that could have been. Philipps also tweeted her disappointment that she didn’t befriend Markle back in 2005, when the bride-to-be guest starred on her UPN sitcom, Love, Inc.

“Bummed I didn’t become BFFs with Meghan Markle when she guest starred on the UPN sitcom I did in 05,” she wrote, later adding, “I really f---ed this one up.”

Markle’s Suits costar and (spoiler alert!) on-screen husband Patrick J. Adams had us laughing with his reaction to the news.

“She said she was just going out to get some milk…” Adams joked, retweeting the Kensington Palace announcement.

Later, Adams got more sentimental, sharing the following message: “Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious. Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love.”

Former President Barack Obama also took to Twitter to send his and First Lady Michelle Obama’s best wishes.

“Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement,” he wrote. “We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.”

 

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