As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance continues to heat up, we can’t help but get excited about their potential “I dos.” While the gorgeous couple have yet to announce their engagement, all signs point to Harry, 32, and the Suits actress, 35, getting married sooner rather than later.
In anticipation of another royal wedding, Closer Weekly has rounded up everything we know so far about the pair’s plan to tie the knot!
They’ve secretly set a wedding date!
Back in May, In Touch Weekly reported that Harry and Meghan have picked out a day for their impending ceremony — without the hunky redhead’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II knowing.
“They want to get married in London in the spring of 2018,” the insider revealed, adding that the prince asked for Meghan’s hand in marriage after they attended pal Tom Inskip’s wedding in Jamaica on March 2.
They’ve had plenty of practice at other people’s weddings.
During Inskip’s Caribbean vows, Harry was spotted goofing off and dancing for his ladylove. “As music started to play, Harry busted out with some dance moves and Meghan looked on adoringly at him,” an insider told Us Weekly at the time. “He wasn’t shy at all about dancing and just stood next to the table snapping his fingers and dancing for her.”
Meghan also got a taste of what it would be like to officially join the British royal family when she celebrated Pippa Middleton’s nuptials to James Matthews. The California native wasn’t present at Pippa’s actual wedding at St. Mark’s Church in Berkshire, England, but she did join Harry for the luxe reception at Pippa’s parents’ estate in Bucklebury, according to multiple reports.
Harry has already given Meghan a diamond ring!
Earlier this month, the brunette beauty started sporting a very sparkly accessory — just not on that finger. Meghan was photographed wearing a gold band with a diamond on her thumb. The bauble was reportedly given to her by Harry as a token of his commitment.
“It’s a gold band and Harry gave it to her about six weeks ago,” a source previously told The Mail on Sunday.
Harry and Meghan have been known to pay homage to each other with their jewelry. When their relationship was confirmed last summer, they both wore matching blue-and-white bracelets. Meghan was later seen wearing a gold necklace engraved with the letters H and M, and another ring bearing the letter H.
Meghan has remained mum when asked about her wedding to Harry.
While promoting her show Suits at a panel for the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month, Meghan was asked to share her thoughts about settling down with Harry by a very direct reporter. Rather than give an answer, she remained silent — but still flashed a polite smile — until the subject changed.
Meghan’s bestie is hoping to snag an invite to their nuptials!
In May, Priyanka Chopra told Wendy Williams that she is keeping her fingers crossed to see her gal pal Meghan walk down the aisle. “I hope [they get married]. She seems happy. I think they look great together,” the Bollywood star, 34, said, adding that she is looking forward to “[getting] the invite — if I’m even invited!”
Meghan has Harry’s family’s hard-earned seal of approval.
While we wait with bated breath for the day they get hitched, it should be noted that Harry’s loved ones have already embraced Meghan — just as they welcomed Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, into the royal clan years before she became the Duchess of Cambridge.
“She’s very much been accepted into the family. They are so happy to see Harry happy,” a source recently told Us Weekly. “This is a love he’s never felt before. He’s met someone who understands him on a deeper level and they just connect.”