Updated December 4, 2017: Meghan and Harry continue to break royal tradition, this time with their wedding cake selection. Although family members typically opt for fruitcake, the newly engaged couple are reportedly choosing something banana-based instead. According to a source who spoke with The Daily Telegraph, “this will be the first royal wedding cake made from bananas” because Harry apparently enjoys “anything with banana.” Fans reportedly also believe the beloved yellow fruit has come to symbolize the pair’s romance, particularly after this post shared by Meghan early in their courtship:
We’re going bananas over this.
Updated November 29, 2017: Although we won’t be getting our official invites, a spokesperson revealed during a press conference at Kensington Palace that the royal wedding will indeed be televised—so you can bet on us ogling the couple from the comfort of our very own couch. “The couple, of course, wants the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family,” their spokesperson said. “They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved.”
Original post November 27, 2017: Get ready for another royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! An official statement from Clarence House graced Twitter with the major news, along with an Instagram post from Kensington Palace:
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales made this announcement this morning: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty, The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (and soon-to-be neighbors!) also gave their very best via social media:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said of the engagement:
‘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.’
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
The actress recently left the TV series Suits to be with the prince in London, and it was widely speculated that the two would move in together in his two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage on palace grounds. Now confirmed, it appears their wedding will coincide with the arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby number three. And while we mentally prepare to hear their vows (eek!), we would be remiss to overlook the fact that Meghan Markle’s real name isn’t actually Meghan at all, it’s Rachel—her IMDb page proves it. Stay tuned for whether she’ll go by her real name in the ceremony.
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