Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding date set for May 19

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on Saturday, May 19, at St George's Chapel in London, Kensington Palace announces.

Couple to exchange vows at Gothic St George's Chapel west of London, on the grounds of Windsor Castle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement Nov. 27 outside Kensington Palace. They'll marry on May 19, it was announced Friday. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via The Associated Press)

Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle marry on Saturday, May 19, Kensington Palace announced Friday.

Queen Elizabeth's grandson, who's fifth in line to the throne, and Meghan, known for her leading role in U.S. TV legal drama Suits, announced their engagement late last month.

They will be married in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, just west of London. A palace spokesperson last week said Windsor was chosen because it's "a very special place" for them.

Meghan, 36, who attended a Catholic school as a child but identifies as a Protestant, will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding.

She intends to become a British citizen, though she will retain her U.S. citizenship while she goes through the process.

The Gothic St George's Chapel is on the grounds of Windsor Castle, which has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.

Within the chapel are the tombs of 10 sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour, and Charles I.

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