Everything we know about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding so far – us uk celebrity news
On November 27, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the happy news of their engagement to the world.
While the two have kept their relationship relatively private, they’ve revealed a few details about their upcoming wedding since then.
Below, we’ve rounded up everything we know about their wedding so far, including where it’ll take place, what Markle might wear, and who’ll probably be invited.
Harry and Markle will get married in May 2018.
Kensington Palace revealed the news on November 28 via a statement on Twitter.
The couple may have chosen their spring wedding date for an emotional reason.
Royals expert Kate Nicholl recently told Entertainment Tonight that Harry chose the date in honor of his 96-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“He’s incredibly close to his grandfather,” Nicholl explained. “Harry thought it was a great thing to [have] the wedding sooner rather than later, so his grandfather could be there, fit and healthy.”
The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
According to Nicholl, Windsor Castle is a “really special place to Prince Harry.” The royals expert explained to ET: “He spent a lot of childhood there, went to school there [and] it’s where he spends a lot of time as an adult with his grandmother.”
Harry and Markle are reportedly planning a small, intimate wedding.
Harry also reportedly wants his wedding to be “a little bit more intimate,” especially compared to his older brother’s.
“He didn’t want to have such a big royal wedding at Westminster Abbey — it doesn’t need to be as big as William’s wedding,” Nicholl told ET. “I think Harry and Meghan were both united on the idea of having a small, family, intimate wedding.”
Markle has dropped hints about her ideal wedding gown.
“It’s not my personal style,” the actress said about her character’s wedding dress on “Suits.” “I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic,” she revealed in an interview with Glamour in 2016.
The soon-to-be royal also described her style as “classic and simple” with a modern twist. “Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty,” Markle told Glamour. “And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.”
The actress particularly loves Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s iconic wedding dress.
When Glamour asked her if she had a favorite celebrity wedding dress, the actress replied: “Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Everything goals.”
Harry reportedly asked Prince William to be his best man.
British royal weddings typically do not include a best man — only “supporters,” royals expert Marlene Koenig told Town & Country. But in 2011, Prince William famously broke royal protocol when he made Prince Harry his best man.
An unnamed source recently told US Weekly that Prince Harry is following in his brother’s footsteps. He reportedly has already asked Prince William to “take on the top job.”
But Markle might not have any bridesmaids.
“Most royal brides do not have adult bridesmaids,” Koenig told Town & Country. “It would be unusual for a royal bride to have a woman in her late 30s as a maid or matron of honor. The Duchess of Cambridge having her sister, Pippa, was unusual. I would be less surprised, however, if one of [Meghan’s] friends read a lesson during the service.”
It’s likely that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children will be part of the wedding.
When asked whether Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, will walk down the aisle behind Markle, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told the Sunday Times: “The wedding will be a family event. You can expect the family to be involved.”
George and Charlotte, who have reportedly met Markle several times, were a pageboy and bridesmaid, respectively, in their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding in May.
Markle’s co-stars on “Suits” might make the guest list for her wedding.
Staff members at Windsor Castle have reportedly been encouraged to watch “Suits” before the royal wedding next spring. Historian Hugo Vickers, who is Captain of the Lay Stewards, recently told the Daily Mail: “I’ve told the Stewards to get Netflix and watch “Suits,” so they know who everyone is at the wedding.”
Harry and Markle reportedly want a banana-flavored wedding cake.
An unnamed source told The Telegraph that Prince Harry loves “anything with banana.” Harry’s former royal chef, Darren McGrady, also talked about the Prince’s love for banana flan and banana ice cream in an interview with Hello! Magazine in 2016.
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