Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding date 19 May 2018 FA Cup final

Kensington Palace has announced, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018.

The couple’s chosen day clashes with another big event – it is also the FA Cup final at Wembley, which Prince William normally attends as FA president.

The date breaks with tradition as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday – the Queen wed on a Thursday and the Duke of Cambridge on a Friday.

The FA have confirmed the final will not be moved to another date and a Kensington Palace spokesman said: “We are aware of it and we haven’t announced times yet. It will be considered as part of the further planning.”

Asked why a Saturday, the spokesman said: “They felt it would give the public the greatest opportunity to watch, come out, support and get involved.”

As President of the Football Association, Harry’s older brother the Duke of Cambridge usually attends the high-profile match and presents the trophy.

But this year, William, who is tipped to be Harry’s best man, looks likely to be otherwise engaged with wedding duties

Harry and Ms Markle have gone against tradition by choosing a Saturday.

Royal weddings usually take place on a weekday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed on a Friday and the Queen on a Thursday.

But Harry and his fiancee’s choice avoids the issue of whether or not the royal wedding should be a Bank Holiday.

The May wedding will also have been picked to give Kate time to recover after the birth of her third child, which is due in April.”The telegraph uk report

Ms Markle, who is to become a British citizen, is being both baptised and confirmed ahead of the religious ceremony

They will say “I do” in the historic surrounds of the Castle’s 15th century St George’s Chapel.”Palace aides announced”.

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