As if the news of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy wasn’t enough, there’s even more excitement in store for the royal family.
At the time Woman’s Day went to print late last week, Kensington Palace was said to be just days away from announcing another joyous occasion – Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle.
As Woman’s Day revealed last month, Harry, who turns 33 this week, proposed to his love on her 36th birthday, having whisked her away for a romantic holiday in the remote depths of Botswana.
Last week Meghan seemed to confirm a wedding is imminent, speaking for the very first time about her royal romance in a tell-all interview with Vanity Fair.
Royal insiders say the couple are now ready to reveal they’ve chosen the UK spring – April 20 next year – as the date for their wedding.
In the candid interview, Meghan called their union a “love story” and confirmed they were introduced by friends in July last year.
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“We’re a couple, we’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we’ll have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
Royal sources say there’s no way Meghan would have been sanctioned by the palace to do an interview had an engagement not already occurred.
With Harry currently fifth in line to the throne, the Queen has the right to sanction who he marries, and protocol demands the monarch pre-approve any interviews given by her family – or their other halves – in which they discuss their private lives.
Before Kate was officially engaged to Prince William, not only did she refuse to discuss their relationship, but she did just one televised interview after the announcement.
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