Kensington Palace announced the date for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple will marry on May 19, 2018.
KP issued a press release, saying:
“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.”
May 19, 2018 is the third Saturday in May.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will most likely be marrying the couple come next May. Welby spoke to the press about the couple, saying:
“I am very, very sure after conversations that this is no tick-box exercise of ‘We ought to get married in church’. There is a profound sense of commitment, of seriousness both about faith and about their lives together which is quite inspirational… Of course it’s important because people will look at it and they’ll see a model of how two people commit their lives to one another before God, in the presence of millions of people. That’s going to be wonderful, it’s always a beautiful moment. Every wedding is profoundly beautiful.”
Idris Elba attended a Prince’s Trust event yesterday, at which he spoke to reporters about Meghan, saying:
“Meghan Markle, as a person, regardless of her colour, is a role model. As a strong woman marrying into our Royal Family, she’s going to be a role model for any woman. The point is that of course our society is one of mixed heritage and it’s nice to see Meghan within the Royal Family. It’s great. And of course she’s going to be a beacon and of course she’s going to be someone that people look towards. Our country is built on our monarchy, we love our monarchy and it’s good to be connected.”