It will be a Saturday in May for Meghan and Harry!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Engagement Photos
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Mark your calendars! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially set their wedding date. Following earlier news that the two would tie the knot in May of 2018, Kensington Palace announced today that Harry and Meghan will be married on Saturday, May 19.

"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," the social media statement read.

Unlike Prince William and Duchess Kate's wedding, Kensington Palace has already stated that the wedding would not be marked as a national holiday, People reports. But because the duo is tying the knot on a Saturday (Will and Kate made it official on a Friday), most royal watchers won't need the day off from work to see the ceremony unfold.

And fans should be able to watch every moment. Although Harry and Meghan's wedding will take place at the decidedly smaller St. George's Chapel (which holds around 800 people as opposed to Westminster Abbey's 2,000-person capacity), they are still planning to televise their vows for fans everywhere, just like Will and Kate did in 2011. According to Newsweek, Kensington Palace reps have confirmed that cameras will be permitted in the chapel.

There's a lot of ground for these two to cover before May, though. In addition to the typical wedding-planning to-dos, Meghan will need to be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England and become a British citizen before the two can legally wed.


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