Prince Harry to marry American girlfriend Meghan Markle, Prince of Wales confirms

Announcement Of Prince Harry's Engagement To Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set a date.

The date raises a potential conflict for Harry's brother Prince William, who is president of the English Football Association (EFA), and would typically attend the final, which is the premier English soccer match of the year.

Markle, who studied theater at Northwestern University in IL, is now preparing for her first royal Christmas; she will join Harry and the rest of the royals for a traditional holiday celebration at the Queen's country residence in Sandringham, near Norfolk, England.

The pair and said the service would be at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Kensington Palace confirmed that the happy couple will Wednesday on Saturday, May 19 next year.

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Harry and Ms Markle have gone against tradition by choosing a Saturday.

Their 16-month whirlwind romance blossomed when they met through mutual friends in London and the pair have been nearly inseparable in recent months, with Markle said to have virtually moved in to Harry's home at Kensington Palace.

Ms Markle, who is to become a British citizen, is being both baptised and confirmed ahead of the religious ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Wednesday on a Friday and the Queen on a Thursday.

Priyanka and Meghan are close friends who first met at a party in Toronto while Meghan was shooting for Suits.

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"Yes, I will acknowledge numerous exchanges, particularly in the last six months, have been racially charged", she said. She also took criticism for bringing her 39-person wedding party to the White House for a photo shoot last spring.

"As a strong woman marrying into our royal family, she's going to be a role model for any woman - black, white. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together".

The Queen will be there, as will the rest of the royal family, along with Ms Markle's parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.

Harry and Ms Markle will have a church wedding, with the Archbishop of Canterbury saying they had "chosen to make their vows before God".

Thirty three-year-old, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and fifth in line to the British throne and thirty six-year old, Markle, best known for her role in the famous USA legal drama, Suits, got engaged in London last month.

The wedding will most certainly be the most prestigious event of 2018 and will have dignitaries from across the globe in attendance.

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The palace said the Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the chapel.

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