Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially set a wedding date, with the royal couple announcing earlier today that they will tie the knot on Saturday May 19, 2018. The two are set to get married 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.
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
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) December 15, 2017
Royal weddings are traditionally held on weekdays, but in a truly scandalous break from convention, Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a Saturday. “They felt it would give the public the greatest opportunity to watch, come out, support and get involved,” a rep for Kensington Palace said.
In a potentially slightly awkward turn events, the wedding falls on the same day as the FA Cup final, a major event in English football. “We are aware of it and we haven’t announced times yet,” the same rep told journalists. “It will be considered as part of the further planning.”
England’s Football Association – of which Harry’s older brother Prince Wiliam is president – said in a statement to the media: “May 19 promises to be a wonderful day with such a special royal occasion being followed by English football’s showpiece event”.
The brothers are both supporters of last year’s FA Cup winners Arsenal, and Will presented them with their winners’ trophy at last year’s event, so they may or may not be spending at least a portion of the wedding reception hunched over their iPhones checking the scores.