Since news of Meghan and Harry's engagement broke Monday, leaders, fans and people around the world have been celebrating the future union of this truly beautiful couple.
Meghan and Harry have been together for almost two-years, making their relationship shorter than most royal courtships. According to Harry, the moment he met Meghan, he knew she was "the one." When the couple announced their engagement publicly, they originally said the wedding would take place in spring of 2018 - a relatively short time frame for one of the grandest events of the year.
Kensington Palace recently confirmed that the royal occasion will occur in May of 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. The Queen herself granted the couple to wed at the exclusive chapel, while also adding that the crown would pay for the entire wedding.
The palace has also revealed that the wedding will be televised for the public to view. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding, brought in over 23 million viewers in the United States alone. With Markle being American, it'll be interesting to see how many tune in for this special ceremony.
In addition to her pre-wedding duties, Meghan will be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England prior to marrying Harry. Although Markle attended Catholic high school, she intends to commit to the Catholic ceremonies as a form of respect to the Queen. Meghan will also apply to be a U.K. citizen after the wedding in order to secure permanent resident status. It's unsure as to whether or not she'll keep her American citizenship as well.
The countdown is officially on!