Tuesday 16 July 2019

Kensington Palace announces date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their BBC engagement interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their BBC engagement interview
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A date has been set for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding next year, according to a statement from Kensington Palace

They happy couple will exchange vows on May 19.

The news comes just two weeks after Prince Harry and the former Suits actress announced their engagement after a year together.

They will marry in St George's Chapel, which is located in the grounds of Windsor Castle and has hosted countless royal weddings and funerals.

The Church of England's Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gave his blessing to the couple to tie the knot in a church.

The prince and Meghan announced their engagement last month after an 18-month romance. They met through a mutual friend in 2016, bonded during a camping holiday in Botswana and managed to keep their relationship secret from the media for several months.

In a joint interview last month, Meghan said Harry proposed over a roast-chicken dinner at home. He gave her a ring set with two diamonds that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana.

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