Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Date Formally Announced
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Dec 18, 2017,
Dec 18, 2017, 0:26
The couple chose a springtime Saturday for their wedding and a venue that holds a central place in the history of the royal family.
The date was announced on Twitter by the palace.
Kensington Palace announced that the happy couple will be tying the knot at St. George's Chapel on May 19, 2018. It has seen many royal weddings, including Harry's cousin Peter Phillips in 2008 and his uncle Prince Edward in 1999.
Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and other royals are expected to attend the wedding, along with Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.
Earlier in November speaking to British media about his relation with Meghan Markle, Harry had said that his late mother, Princess Diana, would have been "over the moon" about the pair's engagement. As was quickly realised by football fans up and down the land, this is the very same date as the 2018 FA Cup final at Wembley. And sure, it may not be a big deal that a soccer match is happening the same day, except, as the Daily Mail noted, Harry's brother, Prince William, is actually the FA Cup president and is typically on hand to present the trophy.
According to the BBC, Markle will have to apply to become a citizen of the United Kingdom the same way everyone else does. Markle will join the Queen at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk about 110 miles north of London.