By Joanne Rosa
If Prince Harry was going to settle down with anyone, we couldn’t pick a better match than Meghan Markle.
Meghan will be known as the Duchess of Sussex. Even if she won’t be a technical princess, she’ll always be America’s princess.
The girl from LA that was swept away by British royalty. This is our modern day Cinderella, people. The best part about this royal engagement is that the wedding is just around the corner. The wedding is set for May 19, 2018, and will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. pic.twitter.com/lJdtWnbdpB
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 28, 2017
In the mean time, it’s being reported that Meghan was baptized into the Church of England on Tuesday March 8. The baptism is reported to be out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II. The service was reportedly 45 minutes long. Meghan has been seen wearing a new diamond bracelet made out of a cross.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding will reflect who they are as a couple. We all know that Meghan was once married before, but royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter told ET that “It won’t be an issue if Meghan’s dress is white.”
This much we assumed, but we’re really wondering who the dress designer will be. Arbiter explained that the designer that’s chosen for the wedding dress will “strengthen ties with the region that she chooses to represent with her gown.” The British obviously want her to pick a British designer. An American designer would be a nod to her roots. Arbiter speculated that Meghan might go with something more fashionable.
As for the wedding guest list, Harry and Meghan will extend 2,460 invitations to the public. Those who are invited will be able to see the grounds of Windsor castle. A statement released by Kensington Palace detailed, “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle would like their wedding day to be shaped to allow members of the public to share in the joy and the fun of the day… The couple has asked that 1,200 people, from all corners of the UK be selected by Lord Lieutenants, include young people who have shown strong leadership and those who have served their communities.”
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle would like their wedding day to be shaped to allow members of the public to share in the joy and the fun of the day. They have today given further details how public guests will be involved in the celebrations on May 19. pic.twitter.com/V62uqRW8m0
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 2, 2018
We are at the edge of our seats waiting to see which celebrities are invited to the royal wedding. Most celebs are keeping their lips sealed when asked about the royal wedding, but some might have accidentally spilled the tea. Mel B went on The Real and was asked if she knew anyone going to the wedding, or if she was going to the royal wedding. Mel timidly nodded her head yes, leading many to assume that she was in fact invited to the wedding. he was then asked if the Spice Girls will be performing at the reception. “This is where I’m just like, I need to go… I will get into trouble!”
Mel C (Sporty Spice) denied that The Spice Girls were performing at the royal wedding. Apparently, Mel C’s invite has yet to show up in the mail, bit she said it’s possible her invite was delayed due to the snow. She went on to say, “I think [Mel B] was joking. I think the media ran with it a little bit.”
Meanwhile, Elton John cancelled two of his upcoming concerts. Rumors are swirling that the iconic English musician is expected to perform at the wedding, especially since the two concerts he cancelled are on the day of and the day before the royal wedding.
This isn’t Rihanna’s Diamond Ball, but we’re hoping for the best celebrity turnout.
Meanwhile, some of Meghan’s estranged relatives vowed to be in town, even if they’re left off of the guest list. Oh yes. The 26 year-old Domino’s Pizza manager Thomas ‘TJ’ Dooley III (AKA Meghan’s nephew) told The Sun, “I’d probably come to the UK for the wedding – even if I’m not invited. I am thrilled.” One family we really hope to see there is the Obamas. Over the years, Prince Harry has remained a close friend to the former president and has worked side-by-side with his wife, Michelle.
After every wedding is the inevitable honeymoon. Here’s the one thing we’re having trouble wrapping our heads around. People reported the couple might be honeymooning in America. The couple could be participating in Walk of America, which is a three month 1,200 mile hike from May to July. We are vicariously living through Meghan Markle. So, we require her to have a big, royal, blown out honeymoon. Let’s set the bar high!