Prince Harr, Meghan Markle reveal wedding date

Harry and bride-to-be Meghan are to marry in May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace said, according to Birmingham Mail.

The couple got engaged on November 27 and a few days later a proud Harry introduced his bride-to-be to the nation during a series of official events in Nottingham.

Harry and bride-to-be Meghan are to marry in May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace has announced.

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 Harry, and that he and Ms Markle had spent time there together during their 16-month romance.

Ms Markle intends to become a British citizen after marrying Prince Harry, Kensington Palace has said.

But the former actress faces a lengthy application process and it may be years before she can call herself a fully-fledged Briton.

Mr Knauf said Ms Markle, who has relocated to London from her home in Toronto, would be “compliant with immigration requirements at all times”.

He added: “I can also say she intends to become a UK citizen and will go through the process of that, which some of you may know takes a number of years.

“She will retain her US citizenship through that process.”

Mr Knauf would not comment on whether Ms Markle would retain her US citizenship and become a dual national in the future.

Having a British spouse does not entitle an individual to automatic citizenship.

But those who are married to or the civil partner of a British citizen can apply for citizenship if they are 18 or over, of sound mind and without a serious or recent criminal record, according to Home Office guidance.

Applicants must also prove they have a good knowledge of English and life in the UK, with most required to sit a test costing £50 which covers British values, traditions, history and everyday life.

They will also need to have been granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK – which requires an individual to have lived in the UK with their partner for several years – and meet other residency requirements.

Ms Markle will join the Queen and other senior members of the royal family for Christmas at Sandringham, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

Ms Markle and fiance Prince Harry will be seen in public with other royals when they attend the traditional Christmas Day church service on the Queen’s private estate in Norfolk.

The couple got engaged on November 27 and a few days later a proud Harry introduced his bride-to-be to the nation during a series of official events in Nottingham.

Buckingham Palace has said the Queen and other members of the royal family will join the congregation for the morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day.”

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