Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: the latest on the royal wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall for their engagement in the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace, London, 27 November 2017
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace, London, on 27 November 2017. Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage/GettyImages

It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle in May 2018 – take a moment to send a personal message to the palace

With excitement whirling around the impending royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we bring you the latest details, plus you can fill in the form below to send your own message of congratulations to the royal couple.

Wedding at Windsor

As predicted by our editor, Sally Coffey, in Wedding Ideas magazine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shied away from the spectacle of a wedding at Westminster Abbey (where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in 2011) and opted instead for St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

While St George’s Chapel is smaller than Westminster Abbey, it still holds a lot of prestige. King Henry VIII is buried here with Jane Seymour and it is also where Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles got married in 2005. The service is expected to be carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury who has confirmed that the royal couple had “chosen to make their vows before God”.

When will the royal wedding be?

Although the exact date has not yet been announced, we can confirm that the wedding will take place in May 2018. Royal engagements tend to be quite short and perhaps one reason the month of May was chosen was due to the fact that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third baby in April.

Who will be best man?

As his older brother, it’s fairly certain that William, the Duke of Cambridge, will be Harry’s best man. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will no doubt have roles to play too (page boy and flower girl, perhaps). For bridesmaid duties, Meghan is likely to call upon some of her close-knit group of girlfriends.

Send your message of congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

All messages will be collated and added to our card, which we will deliver to Kensington Palace on behalf of all our readers.