Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s isn’t set to hold till next year, but details about the highly-anticipated wedding are already surfacing.
The couple announced the wedding venue today, with the royal ceremony to take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Harry’s spokesman Jason Knauf said Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II’s weekend residence, was a “very special place” for Harry and that he and Markle had spent time there together.
He said the couple would be putting their personal stamp on their wedding day, adding: “They will be making sure it reflects who they are as a couple.”
Kensington Palace, Harry’s official residence, said in a statement: “Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place in the chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.”
Current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said Monday he was “absolutely delighted” at news of the wedding. “I have met Prince Harry on a number of occasions and have always been struck by his commitment and passion for his charities, and his immense love for his family,” he said in a statement.
Markle, who is an American citizen by birth, will become a British citizen after the marriage, which is set to hold in May.
Their first official joint engagement will take place in the city of Nottingham on Friday, where they will greet members of the public together for the first time before attending an event to mark World AIDS Day.