It's Official: Prince George and Princess Charlotte Will Be in Harry's Wedding

Ever since the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced, Kensington Palace has been drip-feeding us more and more information about the couple’s big day.

Although we don’t yet know the exact date, we do know that it will take place in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle where Meghan will be baptized into the Church of England ahead of the ceremony. The nuptials will also be televised around the world (just like William and Kate’s wedding.)

Now, we can add another nugget of detail to our hoard: The palace has confirmed that Harry’s nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will take part in the ceremony in some way. We assume that the third and fourth in line to the throne will reprise the page boy and bridesmaid roles that they so charmingly performed at their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews in May 2017.

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"The wedding will be a family event. You can expect the family to be involved," a palace spokesperson told The Times, explaining that the youngsters have met their future aunt many times, which is hardly surprising given the close proximity of the Cambridges’ Kensington Palace apartment to Harry’s residence at Nottingham Cottage. So, expect George and Charlotte to steal the show once more.

Although Prince William is expected to be best man for his younger brother, it’s highly unlikely that his wife, Kate Middleton, will have a role in Meghan’s bridal party. Royal expert Marlene Koenig told Town & Country, "the Duchess of Cambridge barely knows Meghan."

"For another, she is the future queen consort when William becomes king after his father, and would unlikely be an attending person to another royal bride," she added. It’s also worth noting that Kate didn’t even take on maid (or, as a married woman, matron) of honor duties for her sister, Pippa’s, wedding, instead supporting the bride in a low-key, unofficial role.

As for the rest of the wedding party? We can only guess, but there’s certainly a likelihood that Mia Tindall and Savannah and Isla Phillips — the respective daughters of Harry’s first cousins Zara Phillips and Peter Phillips — might join George and Charlotte.

This post was written by Katie Rosseinsky. For more, check out our sister site Grazia.

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