Insiders believe that the Queen might give Prince Harry his royal dukedom, like she did for Prince William, and make Harry the Duke of Sussex on his wedding day. Meghan would then become the Duchess of Sussex.
Harry and Markle made the long-distance courtship work by spending time at one another’s homes in London and Toronto. Within the past year, Markle has been seen around Prince Harry’s Kensington neighborhood picking flowers and carrying grocery bags from Whole Foods. It wasn’t until she was invited for tea at Buckingham Palace with the Queen that it became clear how serious the relationship was.
Just a week before the couple celebrated their first Christmas together, Harry took a detour to Canada leaving his Caribbean tour. New Year’s brought the two together to view the northern lights in Norway before heading off to a sun and sand filled March in Jamaica. As for Easter, Harry snuck up to Canada, once again, to share the holiday with Markle.
In early May the pair were caught sharing a kiss and embrace following Harry’s charity polo match. The event was their first public event as a couple before she accompanied him to Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception in late May.
To celebrate Markle’s birthday, the couple set off to Africa for a safari vacation before heading to Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish highlands estate.
In the October issue of Vanity Fair, Markle opened up about what it’s like publicly dating the Prince. “It’s really simple. We’re two people who are really happy and in love,” she said.
Harry’s feelings for Markle became clear last November when he came to her defense against what he condemned as outright sexism and racism of social media trolls.
This will be the second marriage for Markle who was once married to producer Trevor Engleson.
The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Meghan Markle will be baptized and confirmed prior to the ceremony. She will also be taking British citizenship and become a dual national by May.
The couple’s first public engagement will be at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham on Friday.