SPECULATION is rife that the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 

As reported yesterday, the pair are set to tie the knot at Windsor Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May. 

Windsor was a firm favourite as a possible location with bookies, ever since the happy couple announced their engagement. 

Now it is being suggested that the date of the wedding is May 19. 

Windsor is abuzz with excitement today (Wednesday), as the world's media descends. 

A statement from The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said today: "We are delighted that HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen our borough as the location for their wedding.

"We wish the newly engaged couple all the best and look forward to celebrating their big day.

"They have already proven themselves to be a modern, forward-thinking couple and we would like to pay tribute to Prince Harry’s service to our country with the armed forces and to raise awareness on mental health issues."


The last royal wedding at the chapel was that of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex. 

The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, including the church service, the music, the flowers and the reception, the palace said.

Harry's communication's secretary Jason Knauf said Windsor was a "very special place" for him, and that he and Ms Markle had spent time there together during their 16-month romance.

He said the couple were delighted to be holding the wedding in the "beautiful grounds of Windsor".

Mr Knauf said the couple, who were grateful for the warm wishes from the public, would be putting their stamp on their wedding day.

"They will be making sure it reflects who they are as a couple," he said.

Kensington Palace also revealed that Harry and Ms Markle will carry out their first official engagement together in Nottingham on Friday.

Mr Knauf revealed that while one of Ms Markle's beloved dogs Guy was legally allowed to stay with her in the UK, the other - Bogart - would not be joining her.

"Bogart is now living with friends," Mr Knauf revealed.

In Nottingham, the pair will visit the Nottingham Contemporary which is hosting a Terrence Higgins Trust World Aids Day charity fair, and also visit Nottingham Academy to meet headteachers taking part in the Full Effect programme.

There will also be a walkabout by the bride and groom-to-be - a royal rite of passage for the future royal.

Ms Markle is to become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The actress will not continue her work with the UN or with other organisations, but will instead start her charity work as a full-time royal afresh.

The exact date of the wedding will be revealed at a later stage.

Mr Knauf said Harry and Ms Markle "want the public to feel part of their day" - and are looking at ways to achieve that.

More to follow...