Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fans should break out their calendars right now and circle May 19, 2018. That’s the day the royal couple to be are planning to break royal tradition and get married on a weekend.
The prince, the fifth in line to the throne, began engaged to his American beauty last month.
They’ll be the first in the immediate royal family to sidestep a weekday marriage. They’re scheduled to tie the not at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Berkshire, according to the palace.
Kensington Palace announced the news on its official Twitter account today with the statement:
“His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018. Today’s announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.”
The wedding date is already causing some dislocation among the royals. Prince William will be forced to miss the FA Cup Final – which he usually attends – at London’s Wembley Stadium because it falls on the same day.
The Royal Family will be footing the bill, according to the BBC.
Among other pre-wedding hitches, Meghan, a Protestant, must be baptized into the Church of England and confirmed before the wedding, although a date for that is yet to be set.
Can children be far behind?