Kensington Palace confirms the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

It's not when we thought!

Kensington Palace has confirmed the date that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's will tie the knot on in May.

Officials had already revealed that Prince Harry would wed American actress Meghan in May 2018 (opens in new tab), but a new post on Twitter has announced the actual day that the ceremony will take place.

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'His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018,' the tweet read.

'Today's announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.'

Royal watchers initially predicted that the ceremony would take place on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May, with many suggesting that Saturday May 26th would be the big day.

The new revelation also means that it's likely that Prince Harry's sister-in-law, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the ceremony even sooner after welcoming her third child (opens in new tab) than expected.

The palace has previously stated that Kate, who is already mum to Prince George (opens in new tab) and Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab) with husband Prince William, is due to give birth sometime in April (opens in new tab), one month ahead of the couple's nuptials.

Prince Harry and Meghan shared the happy news of their engagement back in November, with a similarly form on social media.

'The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle,' the notice said.

At the time, Harry's father Prince Charles added that he was 'thrilled' for his second-born, whilst William and Kate also sent a message of congratulations.

'We are very excited for Harry and Meghan,' the couple said. 'It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.'