Kensington Palace said the couple chose to tie the knot on a Saturday because "they felt it would give the public the greatest opportunity to watch, come out, support and get involved". English also tweeted that Prince Harry seemed "keen" on introducing Markle to everyone, which is understandable.
According to the BBC, the wedding - including the service, music, flowers and reception - will be paid for by the Royal Family.
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The date breaks with tradition as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday - the Queen Wednesday on a Thursday and the Duke of Cambridge on a Friday.
But Harry and his fiancee's choice avoids the issue of whether the royal celebration should be a bank holiday. The couple met in July 2016 through mutual friends. Those keen to visit Windsor for Harry and Meghan's wedding are now being urged to contact hotels directly for bookings.
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The pair confirmed their engagement on 27 November after Prince Harry proposed to the Suits actress earlier in the month.
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It is not yet known if the ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
She is expected to become a duchess - just like Kate Middleton did when she became the Duchess of Cambridge after saying her vows in 2011.
"The wedding will take place in Spring 2018".
The "Suits" actress will be spending the holidays with the royals and many understand that picking the best gift for the monarch might be hard for Markle.
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