Kensington Palace announced the month and location of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding. The couple will marry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
In KP’s statement to the public, they said:
“The marriage of Hig Royal Higness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May, 2018. Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding. Further details about the wedding will be announced in due course.”
KP/Jason Knauf also issued remarks to the press, saying:
“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are extremely grateful for the warm public response following yesterday’s announcement of their engagement. In a happy moment in their lives, it means a great deal to them that so many people throughout the UK, the Commonwealth, and around the world are celebrating with them.
“The couple are delighted to be able to announce that their wedding will be held in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May next year. As with all members of The Royal Family, Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half. They are grateful to The Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel. The Chapel itself have centuries of Royal tradition and hosted the weddings of many members of The Royal Family. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives together as a married couple.
“The couple of course want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family. They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved. This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters of the Bride and Groom.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are leading the planning process for all aspects of the wedding. We look forward to sharing these details with you in the months ahead as decisions are made. As was the case with the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Royal Family will pay for the core aspects of the wedding, such as the church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations, and the reception afterwards.”
Some additional information about Meghan’s move to the UK and her joining the BRF:
- Meghan rehomed her dog Bogart with close friends in Canada and he will not be joining her in the UK. Meghan kept her dog Guy, who is currently with her in the UK.
- After her wedding, Meghan will join the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as a patron.
- Meghan will give up all of her current charity patronages, but expects to continue with similar interests.
- Engagement portraits are going to be released at some point, but they have not been taken yet.
- Meghan will go through the process of becoming a UK citizen. It is unclear whether she will give up her US citizenship.
- Meghan will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding.
KP also announced that Harry and Meghan’s first official engagements together as a couple will take place this Friday when they visit Nottingham.
Harry and Meghan will begin their day with a civic welcome at the National Justice Museum, followed by a walkabout. The couple will then visit Nottingham Contemporary where they will join a celebration for World AIDS Day. They will then visit Full Effect at Nottingham Academy where they will meets Full Effect partners.
KP said Harry “is looking forward to introducing Ms. Markle to a community that has become very special to him”, and that Meghan “cannot wait to meet many of the young people Prince Harry has told her so much about”.
Unfortunately for me, these engagements will take place on a day where I will be fully busy with Swedish royal baptism coverage over on Kate Middleton Review, so my coverage here of the Nottingham engagements may be delayed.
Here’s a cute video of Harry and Meghan after their interview. The mics had been cut off by this point, so there is no sound.
Oh, here are some pap photos of Harry going to the gym.
The gym? The bloomin gym?! I haven’t got time to breathe with all this wedding malarky and he’s off to the gym. Life. Is. Not. Fair. 😉 https://t.co/AeKBK6kALo
— James Whatling (@JWhatling) November 28, 2017
One last thing: I want to remind everyone to please be polite – polite to each other and polite to the royals, both Meghan and Kate.
People have differing opinions, and that’s great, but we don’t need to be hostile to each other when discussing them. And we don’t need to be hostile to either Meghan or Kate. Yes, neither Meghan nor Kate reads this or my other blog, but WE have to read these comments, and when the tone is incredibly negative it makes it not fun. Both this and Kate Middleton Review are supposed to be fun. Yes, we comment negatively about certain things we dislike or are disappointed in, but we don’t have to be hateful when commenting about the royals and we don’t have to be hateful to each other when our opinions differ. Thank you.