LONDON – Prince Harry of England and his American fiancee Meghan Markle will marry on May 19, 2018, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.
Harry, 33, and Los Angeles-born Markle, 36, revealed their engagement at the end of November, confirming that the royal wedding would take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
“His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018,” Kensington Palace said in a statement released on social media, alongside an image of the couple taken during their post-engagement press photocall.
The choice of date means the wedding will take place on a Saturday.
The prince, who is the second son of Charles, the Prince of Wales, from his marriage to Princess Diana and is fifth in line to succeed the throne of the UK, met Markle on a visit to Canada in 2016 where he was promoting the Invictus Games for war veterans in Toronto.
Markle shot to fame starring in the United States TV series “Suits.”
Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother; William, Duke of Cambridge; and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have all publicly expressed their joy at Harry and Markle’s news, as have Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.