Kensington Palace confirms Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding date

Kensington Palace have confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding date will take place in May 2018.

The date of Harry and Meghan’s wedding was confirmed by the family’s official Twitter account, in a statement which read: ‘The marriage of His Royal Highness 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.’

When Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan was first announced, his brother Prince William and pregnant wife Kate were amongst the first to congratulate the happy couple.

‘We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together,’ the pair said at the time.

However, earlier this year Kensington Palace revealed that Harry’s sister-in-law Kate will give birth to her third child in April, and so many royal watchers were concerned that the planned ‘spring’ wedding would clash with the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date.

It is therefore likely that Prince Harry and Meghan have chosen a date that is later in the year to allow for the new royal baby’s arrival.

Ahead of the wedding, Meghan is expected to give up her current charity patronages, but will begin undertaking royal duties in line with her new role, with the first engagement taking place in Nottingham on Friday 1st December.

‘They will visit a Terrence Higgins Trust #worldAIDSday charity fair where they will meet representatives of organisations supporting people living with HIV/AIDS,’ confirmed another tweet.

‘Prince Harry is looking forward to introducing Ms. Markle to a community that has become very special to him.’