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Wed 24th January, 2018
 

Harry & Meghan wedding details: location, citizenship & the couple’s first royal engagement

Kensington Palace have just released more details about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including the location of the ceremony, the actress’ baptism and citizenship and their first joint engagement.

Harry and Meghan have set a date in May 2018 to marry, and have chosen St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for the ceremony; The Queen gave her permission for them to marry there. They are ‘delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle are where they will start their married life’, and is somewhere they have apparently spent a lot of time together.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for photographs in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London after their engagement announcement. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

The announcement also said that the Royal Family will pay for the day and it will be televised for everyone to enjoy. There won’t be a bank holiday however, with Downing Street stating that Prince Andrew didn’t have one for his wedding either; it seems a privilege only for future Monarchs.

HARRY AND MEGHAN’S ENGAGEMENT PHOTOCALL

This date means that sister-in-law Kate will probably have had the baby, and so will be able to attend.

Ms Markle, who is American and Episcopal, is in the process of getting her British Citizenship, studying for the tests. She of course will be baptised and confirmed into the Church of England to become a member of the Royal Family.

A keen humanitarian before she met Harry, Meghan will join the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as a patron after her wedding next year.

The couple have said they are ‘extremely grateful for the warm response’ to the news of their engagement, and interestingly, they want their wedding to be a public celebration. Harry and Meghan are ‘currently working through ideas’ for how the public might be involved.

ENGAGEMENT INTERVIEW FOR HARRY AND MEGHAN

Meghan’s dogs have, however, been permanently separated. Bogart will stay permanently with friends of hers in the States, and Guy the Beagle will be living at Nottingham Cottage with the couple.

Prince Harry and his fiancee will undertake their first official engagements together in Nottingham on Friday at the Terrence Higgins Trust World Aids Day event. We expect them carry out plenty of engagements together around the UK in the coming months, much as the then-Kate Middleton did with Prince William prior to their nuptials.

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Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.

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  • I was excited for them until I read the dogs are permanently separated. Oh well.

    • It may well be that the dog is elderly and may even have health problems that mean a 7 hour flight is not in it’s best interests. I’m sure the needs of the dog came before the needs of the owner.

    • yeah, what’s with that? WHy separate the dogs? Seems wrong as they ar such loving creatures.

  • Congratulations to Harry and Meghan

    • I have hearty CONGRATULATIONS from two KIWIS who will be touring Britain together first two weeks of may next year… wondered if the wedding date will correspond with our tour?? We hope so… have camper van will travel.. from Lynn and YVONNE (Jan)

  • I think it’s wrong the dogs are to be separated. ….that has really hacked me off !!

  • So happy for Prince. Harry and MEGhan, CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Not only is the flight long, some countries require the dogs stay in quarantine for months to make sure they are not bringing over with them some type of disease is serious issues. I only hope that the dog is in a great home and loved!

  • On 20 May, I will up by 2 EAT USA.
    🌍❤

    • Not sure it’s on a Sunday.

  • I meant ‘est”
    Silly autocorrect

  • If Megan is episcopal i don’t understand why she would need to be baptized and confirmed again in the church of england. They are both members of “the episcpal union”.

  • i am so happy to see the two of you engaged at lasT. You are a beautiful couple and you are how do i put i t i guess just like a normal couple in love! I wish the two of you the very best for your future happiness: together!, from A BRiIt that has lived in Canada for 38 Years.,

  • So happy for Prince harry and meghan wishing them a happy and healthy mArriAge life 💞💕 Congratulations !!!!

  • I AM SO HAPPY FOR THEM BOTH. I WISH THEM AN AMAZING HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE TOGETHER. LADY DI IS LOOKING OVER THEM WITH EXCITEMENT AND IS SO PROUD OF HER TWO BOYS. I AM SO SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEDDING BEING TELEVISED. CONGRATS PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN.
    💕 ♥️ 💜 ❤️ 💕 ♥️ 💜 ❤️ 💕

  • I am not happy at all because she is not a royal. It would not last a year!

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