Save the date: Kensington Palace confirms when Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle

It seems Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife, American actress Meghan Markle, love breaking royal traditions.

Kensington Palace has confirmed, the popular pair will say ‘I do’ in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday May 19 2018, less than two years since their first date.

The choice to wed on a Saturday is yet another step away from royal tradition, where the exchanging vows usually takes place during the week.


It’s also the same day as the FA Cup final, one of the biggest English sports events of the year.

The much-loved red head and the TV star announced their engagement in late November, after a ‘whirlwind romance’ that began in July 2016.

Ms Markle appears to have been warmly welcomed into the royal family, despite failing to tick a number of boxes usually preferred for a would-be Princess: she is a ‘commoner’, a divorcee, and older than Prince Harry.

The 36-year-old has been invited to share Christmas with the Royals, a liberty not even handed to the Duchess of Cambridge when she was engaged to Prince William.