WASHINGTON – The wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will take place in May at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle in the English county of Berkshire, Buckingham Palace said.
The couple has not given the exact date for their “fun and joyful” wedding. But they thanked millions of people around the world “celebrating with them” since their engagement was announced Monday.
Merkle, a divorced Protestant who attended a Catholic high school, will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding.
She will become a British citizen, a process that usually takes years. But she will retain her U.S. citizenship as well, at least for now.
The royal family will pay for the wedding and the reception.
Buckingham Palace also disclosed that one of Markle’s two dogs, a Lab-shepherd mix named Bogart who is staying with friends of hers in Canada, will remain there permanently. Her other dog, a beagle named Guy, has already been staying in England and will live with the couple.