Talk about speedy wedding planning! Just one day after announcing their engagement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared that they've chosen a wedding date and location. According to a statement from Kensington Palace, the pair will tie the knot in May 2018, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. pic.twitter.com/lJdtWnbdpB— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 28, 2017
"Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel," read the announcement, which came one day after Meghan and Harry's first appearance as an engaged duo. "The Royal Family will pay for the wedding. Further details about the wedding will be announced in due course." If this quick turnaround is any indication, those details might roll in sooner rather than later. Here's hoping that Markle publicizes choosing her wedding dress—if she hasn't chosen one already!
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will undertake their first official engagements together in Nottingham this Friday. pic.twitter.com/6RQYdyZ2t2— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 28, 2017
Despite their very recent engagement, Meghan is set to start her royal duties this week. Her first job? Attending a public event with Harry in Nottingham this Friday. In a tweet from Kensington Palace, it was announced that the couple will appear together at a Terrence Higgins Trust charity event in honor of World AIDS Day. There, Harry and Meghan will meet with organizations that support those living with HIV/AIDS.
Harry and Meghan became engaged earlier this month, in the privacy of their cottage in Kensington Palace. They were "trying to roast a chicken," when the Prince surprised his future-wife with an engagement ring made with three diamonds from his late mother's private collection. "[It was] just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic," the former Suits actress said. "He got on one knee." The prince then revealed that Markle "didn't even let me finish" before saying yes. "It was a really nice moment. It was just the two of us and I think managed to catch her by surprise as well."
The proposal took place a year-and-a-half after the couple met on a blind date. "We were introduced actually by a mutual friend," Harry said. "We'll protect her privacy. It was through her and then we met once and then twice back to back. [We had] two dates in London, last July." After those few dates, the Prince invited Meghan to Botswana where they spent their trip "camped out with each other under the stars."