Dec 15, 2017 Wedding

Mark Your Calendars: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce a Wedding Date

by Sophie Miura
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Let the royal wedding countdown begin: Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle have announced the date of their wedding. In an official statement from Kensington Palace, the couple confirmed they'll tie the knot on May 19, 2018

This confirmation comes just a month after the couple officially announced their engagement on November 27. The world was given a first glimpse at Markle's royal engagement ring when the pair made their first appearance outside Kensington Palace. Close-up photographs reveal a large center diamond flanked by two smaller stones on a classic yellow-gold band.

It's believed Harry designed the ring himself. Elle reports the center diamond is from Botswana and the two accompanying stones are from Princess Diana's private collection. According to Us Weekly, they came from his mother's brooch.

The couple looked jubilant as they posed for pictures and were happy to answer a few questions from the press—although they wouldn't share the intimate details of their proposal. E-News says Markle told reporters the proposal was "very" romantic. Harry added he know Markle was the one "the very first time we met." We can't wait to hear more.

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This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.