Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Date Is Announced—But There’s A Catch
Photo from @kensingtonroyal
The date of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s spring wedding had been announced. Kensington made the announcement on Friday, December 15, saying, “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.”
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 15, 2017
Today's announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/7pgdRM90Na
Prior to the wedding ceremony, Meghan, who is a protestant, will get baptized and confirmed in the Church of England.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s April 29, 2011 (Friday) wedding was made a public holiday. In comparison to that, Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding was scheduled on a Saturday (which is non-traditional because royal weddings usually happen on a weekday), and it was not declared a public holiday. Despite that, it happening on a weekend means a lot of the royal-loving Brits may still go to the wedding venue to witness this big event.
However, there is a big “but” about the wedding date. Aside from it not being declared a bank holiday, it also poses some conflict on Prince William’s schedule. Of course, he needs to be at his brother’s wedding, right?
The Duke of Cambridge and President of FA, Prince William, at the 2017 Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley last May 27. | Photo from @kensingtonroyal
BUT, the FA Cup Final happens to fall on the same day of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, and Prince William is the president of the Football Association; his presence is needed at the competition as he will be the one to present the trophy to the winning team.
Now, let's see how Prince William will spend this special day. But it's highly likely he will prioritize his brother's wedding. Besides, Prince Harry served as his best man, and he may actually be his younger brother's best man as well.
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