The venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s eagerly awaited wedding has been announced by Kensington palace.
The happy couple will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May.
The royal family will pay for the wedding, including the church service, the music, the flowers and the reception.
While still very grand in its own right, the gothic chapel is smaller than Westminster Abbey, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married in 2011.
It is located in the Lower Ward of the castle, which is the Queen’s preferred residence outside of Buckingham Palace, in London.
Ms Markle, a protestant, will be baptised and confirmed before the wedding, the palace confirmed.
And the American actress and star of Suits said she intends to become a British citizen, the palace said.
After a whirlwind week for Harry and Meghan, the couple will make their official engagement together in Nottingham on Friday.
In their first interview last night, the 36-year-old Suits actress revealed how she said ‘yes’ almost immediately after Prince Harry got down on one knee.
He proposed while they were cooking a roast dinner during a night in.
The prince responded by saying they were destined to meet and fall in love, adding that ‘the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect’.
Clarence House confirmed their engagement yesterday morning saying that Prince Harry had sought permission from the Queen after proposing to Meghan earlier this month.
The Prince of Wales has said he is ‘thrilled’ and ‘very happy indeed’ after the announcement.
Prince Charles told reporters the news was ‘very good’ and added: ‘Thrilled for them both. They’ll be very happy indeed.’
He spoke at the start of a series of engagements in Poundbury in Dorchester, Dorset, which is built on Duchy of Cornwall land.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.’
Their first meeting
Prince Harry was in Toronto (where Suits is filmed) in May 2016 to launch the 2017 Invictus Games
'They got on just as friends' when they first met, Us Weekly said. But they ended up messaging each other constantly. They later admitted that they'd started dating pretty quickly after meeting
A 'regular' visitor
After a couple of dates, first with friends then by themselves, Harry apparently made a trip to Meghan's apartment in Toronto
it becomes public
Newspapers begin reporting the story at the end of October 2016, saying Harry 'has a notable spring in his step and can't stop smiling'
The return journey
In a filming break in November 2016, Meghan is reported to make the return to the UK to Harry's Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace
8 November 2016
HArry tells the press to back off
Harry goes public, saying that 'his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment'
Things get serious
Rumours of Harry popping the question began in November 2016, with a source telling E News that 'this is totally Harry. The problem with Harry is when he falls, he falls hard. He goes in big time'
A formal introduction
After holidaying with Harry in Norway, she was formally introduced to Kate, the Duchess Of Cambridge, in Kensington Palace
The couple were spotted holding hands as they left London's Soho House
A first public outing
With Harry competing in the Audi Polo Challenge, the couple didn't pose together but Meghan cheered from the sidelines, with photographers capturing a kiss later in the event
20 May 2017
Pippa Middleton's wedding
Meghan was Harry's official +1 at the wedding of Prince William's sister-in-law Pippa
A romantic getaway
They holiday in the Meno A Kwena camp in Botswana, in the heart of the African bush
25 September 2017
An actual joint appearance
The 2017 Invictus Games is the first properly photographed public appearance they make, walking hand-in-hand into the event
22 November 2017
The big move
Meghan moves out of her Toronto home without, for the moment, her dogs, to move in with Harry in Kensington. She will leave her role in Suits, it is believed.
The engagement is announced
At 10am on 27 November, Prince Charles said in a statement that he was 'delighted to announce' the engagement of his son. The media has said it's a 'royal shake-up', with a lady who is 'American, divorced, an actress and mixed race' becoming part of the Royal Family (maybe they forgot Wallis Simpson?). Congratulations to them both.