Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Matchmaker Mischa Nonoo Is Engaged!

The royal couple's friend is getting her own happy ending

Updated 02/19/19

Andrew Toth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's fairy-tale romance wasn't by accident—Misha Nonoo, a mutual friend of the duke and duchess, gets all the credit for setting the pair up on a blind date that turned into a happy marriage. And now Nonoo is getting a happy ending of her own: The Bahrain-born designer is engaged!

Millionaire entrepreneur Michael "Mikey" Hess, Nonoo's longtime love, popped the question to Nonoo on a boat during what appeared to be a romantic getaway to Cabo San Lucas for Valentine's Day. He reportedly shared the sweet moment to Instagram, though his account is private.

"Thank you for making all my dreams come true, Misha Nonoo," Hess wrote in his caption, according to the Daily Mail. "I am so in love with you, and I feel so lucky I get to spend the rest of my life with you right beside me."

According to the Daily Mail, the bride-to-be was spotted out in New York City wearing a massive diamond engagement ring during the same time that her close friend Meghan was in the city celebrating her baby shower.

We wouldn't be surprised if the duke and duchess got an invite to the couple's big day, especially considering Nonoo's impact in forming the royal romance. During Harry and Meghan's first joint interview as an engaged couple, Harry confessed that "we were introduced by a secret friend, who we will protect her privacy." Markle concurred during the interview, adding, "It was definitely a setup. It was a blind date. I didn't know much about him, and so the only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, I said, 'Was he nice?' "

Royal fans were quick to learn that the "secret friend" was Nonoo. She was previously married to Alexander Gilkes, who went to school with both royal British brothers. Nonoo and Markle were also close friends for a long time, so it was no surprise that the famous matchmaker finally introduced the two.

We can't wait to see what royal influences the designer incorporates into her own big day, and if Harry and Meghan make an appearance at her nuptials.

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