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Yes, we're irrationally invested in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here's why.

In the hours that have passed since Prince Harry revealed he got down on one knee and proposed to Meghan Markle over a roast chicken, we’ve seen the world divide like never before.

On one side, you’ve got those who care about the happy news. That’s us. On the other darker, gloomier side are the wet mops who don’t give a toss.

For the former, everything is very new and exciting. The latter, however, are making it their mission to shame us royal wedding obsessives, casting a black cloud over our happiness with thoughts of how much money the wedding will cost tax payers etc.

Wahhhhhh, they whine. Can we all just go back to living our lives now?

No Irene, we cannot. And we will not.

If all you care about today is the engagement of two people you’ve never met, this is your safe space. No judgement, no shame.

And yes, we know there are plenty more important things going on in the world. But for those who care, here’s a comprehensive list of reasons your entirely irrational obsession with the royal engagement is completely justified.

1. Meghan Markle is… incredible.

Firstly, we’d like to point out that we have always loved Meg (yep, we’re on nickname terms). We were there pre-royal wedding, Suits Season One days.

But the fact she’s a feminist, humanitarian, and an accomplished woman with a stellar career of her own is something to celebrate.

Yes, we’d be happy for Prince Harry no matter who he chose to spend the rest of his life with. But the fact he chose Meghan – that they chose each other – says so much about the direction the royal family is heading in.

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ALL HAIL QUEEN MEGHAN. Image via Getty.

2. THE DOGS. THE CORGIS KNEW.

This... we can't.

In their official engagement interview, Prince Harry admitted that the Queen's corgis pretty much gave him the A-OK to go ahead and put a ring on Meghan's finger. Because getting the permission of your Nan's dogs is necessary.

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"The corgis took to [Meghan] straight away. I've spent 33 years being barked at and this one walks in - absolutely nothing, wagging their tails," he said.

If that's not enough reason to get behind their nuptials, we honestly don't know what is.

3. The world REALLY needed this engagement.

Look, 2017's been a bit, well, sh*t.

And while there's no denying the increased level of sh*tness that's come to light recently - Weinstein, terror attacks, Syria, Trump and North Korea, Don Burke... just to name a few - while it's important to acknowledge and discuss these things it can also get you down.

Thankfully, the one thing that will always rise above the crap is love. And this right here is what love looks like. So please, continue rolling around in it if it makes you feel good.

4. They're so normal.

Never has there been a famous couple who are more like us. But also, nothing like us at the same time.

Sure, Kate Middleton and Prince William are down to earth, but Harry and Meghan are so bloody normal, their love story literally could've been ours.

He said the key to their relationship success was staying in and watching movies and eating. WE STAY HOME AND WATCH MOVIES AND EAT.

She said he proposed while they were cooking roast chicken. WE EAT ROAST CHICKEN.

The likeness is uncanny, really.

LISTEN: Mamamia Out Loud debrief on what kind of Princess Meghan Markle will make (post continues after audio...)

5. There's nothing on TV.

Now The Bachelor and The Block have wrapped up for another year, we find ourselves in that God awful TV-no-man's-land when there's literally nothing worth watching.

THIS will tide you over until Love Island Australia starts. It also gives us the perfect excuse to go back and watch every single episodes of Suits right from the beginning.

That is all.

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