Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Date Has Been Announced

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear before the press on Nov. 27 after announcing their engagement

Kensington Palace said that Windsor Castle, a royal residence west of London, had become "a special place" for the couple.

Prince Harry will marry actress Meghan Markle in May on the grounds of one of his grandmother's castles, royal officials announced Tuesday.

In a statement, the couple named the venue, saying the Queen had given permission for them to use the chapel, and said the wedding would take place in May 2018.

The Royal couple confirmed more details of their big day after announcing their engagement on Monday, following weeks of speculation.

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It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Harry himself was christened there in 1984, so by the rules of the Church of England, he can be married there.

The wedding will closely follow another major event for Britain and the Royal family, with Harry's older brother and heir to the throne Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge expecting their third child in April.

St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The last wedding held there was the union of Harry's father and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, where they received a blessing from The Archbishop of Canterbury. St. George's Chapel seats 800 while Westminster Abbey can fit a whopping 2,000 people. Either way, the tone seems like it will be much different from William and Kate's pomp and circumstance. That could be why they now "also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved". "They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are now working through ideas for how this might be achieved".

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