Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be wed on May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace announced on Friday. The pair announced their engagement late last month, and the location of the wedding was confirmed shortly afterwards.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 15, 2017
Today's announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/7pgdRM90Na
Prince Harry and Markle have been dating since mid 2016, and made their first public appearance as a couple about a year ago. Markle is an American actress best known for her role on the television series "Suits." She announced earlier this year that she would not be returning to the show after this season, fueling rampant speculation that an engagement was imminent.
This is Markle's second marriage, which sparked questions as to whether or not Queen Elizabeth would be able to attend the wedding. (The Queen is also the head of the Church of England.) Kensington Palace announced that the Queen would indeed be in attendance.
The date of the wedding caused some minor hand-wringing among sports fans, as it is the same day as the FA Cup final. (And it puts Prince William in kind of a tough spot.)
This is genuinely hilarious: Prince Harry’s wedding on day of FA Cup Final. The President of the FA is……. Prince William. https://t.co/2bE1gLnl7e— Mark Di Stefano ???? (@MarkDiStef) December 15, 2017
Why do the royals hate football?— Mark Di Stefano ???? (@MarkDiStef) December 15, 2017
Breaking News: This year’s build up to the FA Cup final will include The Road To Wembley, Football Focus and The Royal Wedding.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 15, 2017
Be an absolute disgrace if the FA Cup Final is shunted from BBC One to BBC 2 because of the Royal wedding.— Alex Richards (@AA_Richards) December 15, 2017
Happy wedding planning!