Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement was confirmed, interest in the couple has grown significantly and talk about them has never stopped. Before the couple formally went public, they managed to enjoy their first few months together in peace and privacy. Now they’ve become one of the hottest young couples in the world and people are keen to know what’s in store for them next. Here’s a look at what the future might hold for the two.
Some 600 invitations have been sent out to the couple’s wedding, which is set to take place on May 19, 2018. This will be on a Saturday, which goes against the royal tradition of marrying on a weekday. As such, there’s no need to designate the day a Bank Holiday, though it’s been reported that pub licensing hours may be relaxed so people can enjoy the festivities more. The wedding will happen at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and there’s been talk that Meghan may go against tradition and make a speech of her own after the nuptials. The event is likely to be watched by hundreds of millions around the world
After the wedding
While it’s all about the wedding at the minute, what will life have in store for the couple once they become newlyweds? Meghan has already announced her intention to quit acting upon formally becoming a part of the royal family. She’s said that she intends to use her status as a royal family member to promote various good causes and expand on the charity work she’s already been doing. Both will no doubt be involved in many royal family duties and will, along with William and Kate, continue to have quite a strong media presence.
Of course, it’s expected that one day the couple will have children. When that will happen is anyone’s guess at the minute. Meghan is currently 36, so there’s a chance the couple will want to start a family sooner rather than later. It’s also unknown just how many children the couple will intend to have – they could well decide on having several children together, like William and Kate.
King and queen?
As it stands, Prince Harry is fifth in line to the throne. Charles, Prince of Wales, is first, while Prince William is second and his children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are third and fourth in line respectively. However, Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her third child in April. This will push Harry down to sixth in line, meaning his chance of becoming king and Meghan’s chance of becoming queen consort will be even slimmer. There’s still a chance the couple will become king and queen consort one day, though in reality it’s not very likely at all.