After months of giddy speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally confirmed their engagement, to the rapturous approval of royal family fans worldwide.
Of course, now that the betrothal is official, we’re hungry for the details. After Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s fairytale nuptials in 2011, all eyes are on Meghan and Harry to see how they’ll follow up the previously unrivaled wedding-of-the-century.
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Our first hint? The venue. According to a Kensington Palace press release, Meghan and Harry will be married in May 2018, in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, a slightly more intimate venue than the massive Westminster Cathedral where Will and Kate exchanged vows.
Parts of the spectacular chapel date back to the 13th century, but the majority of the elegant vaulted structure was built in the 15th century by Edward IV, with later touches added by subsequent monarchs, including the addition of an oriel window by King Henry VIII, who is also buried on the grounds.
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The choice appears to be both sentimental and in keeping with the duo’s whirlwind romance. Harry was baptized in St. George’s as an infant, and the church has been the venue for many a picturesque royal wedding over the years. Most recently, Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips wed Autumn Kelley in the chapel in 2008.
Doubtless the royal family will keep further details of the wedding arrangements quiet until the date, but with just months to go before the big day, we’re already looking forward to seeing the chapel decked out in its bridal best.
From: ELLE Decor US