When the news of Prince Harry’s new girlfriend filled magazines last summer after they attended an Invictus game together, no one would have guessed that we were looking at the future Duchess. Harry’s free-spirited character and his various girlfriends and dates had led us to believe that he would remain the cool, single Prince and uncle of Prince George. However, as Kensington announced last Monday, he is ready to settle down and has planned to marry Meghan Markle in spring 2018.
“Her background makes her a special choice as the Prince’s new wife; she is the first bi-racial “Princess” and only the second American actress to marry a Prince since Grace Kelly. “
The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have publicly given their blessings to the couple. They are delighted about the news but not surprised as Ms Markle was apparently a constant visitor at Nottingham Cottage, Harry’s house. It was here that he proposed on a normal cosy night, over roasted chicken and with a ring made of his mother Diana’s diamonds. The couple will move to Nottingham Cottage, which is in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, once they’re married.
Meghan is planning on becoming a UK citizen and leaving her acting career to fully commit to her new role as Duchess. The American actress, who is three years older than Harry, was born in Los Angeles and struggled with her acting career until she got the role that brought her fame: Rachel Zane, the love interest of the protagonist in the legal series Suits. She married film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011 but got divorced after two years before meeting her future husband Prince Harry. Her background makes her a special choice as the Prince’s new wife; she is the first bi-racial “Princess” and only the second American actress to marry a Prince since Grace Kelly. However, what really attracted Prince Harry was her engagement in social reform, especially topics concerning women and children. She has stepped up publicly in defence of them and has spent time in Africa helping children. Harry said that he is not only in love with her but that he believes she is perfect for the job of being a Princess; Markle cares for the people, is charming and has a strong character.
“The wedding will boost the UK’s economy as it will attract tourists and help the service industry as many people will go out to celebrate the wedding.”
As Kensington Palace announced on November 27, the wedding will take place in Windsor Castle next May, after Duchess Kate third child is expected. The Queen has given her permission for them to be wed at George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and announced that the royal family will pay for the wedding costs. Experts say this wedding will not be as expensive as William and Kate’s, which cost about 10 million pounds, but is in the same price range. However, the wedding will boost the UK’s economy as it will attract tourists and help the service industry as many people will go out to celebrate the wedding- this trend also happened the year the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married. We certainly look forward to more details coming about the wedding in the next few months, as well as their public appearances such as their visit to Nottingham