Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their wedding date. The couple will marry at St.George’s Chaple at Windsor Castle on Saturday May 19 2018.
The couple have chosen to marry at Windsor castle, west of London, because it is “a special place for them”.
Markle will be baptised into the Church of England and become a British citizen before the wedding. Raised in the United States as a Protestant, Markle attended Catholic school as a child. She will retain her U.S citizenship while she goes through the process.
The couple officially announced their engagement via Clarence House. The statement said: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.
“His Royal Highness and Ms Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms Markle’s parents.
The prince, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Ms Markle next spring and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.
The couple, who have been dating since 2016, got engaged in early November.
In a statement, Prince Harry said he was “delighted to announce” the engagement and had received the blessing of Ms Markle’s parents.
The wedding date presents a potential conflict for Prince William, who is the president of the English Football Association. May 19 is the date of the final game for the season, one of the biggest English soccer games of the year.