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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Harry's game for a wedding on same day as FA Cup Final

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle

The date for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been announced by Kensington Palace as May 19 - the same day as the FA Cup Final.

While most royal weddings are on weekdays, this one is a Saturday and the same day as the football showpiece at Wembley.

The Queen will lead the royal side of the congregation at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle while Ms Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, will also attend.

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The English FA said: "May 19 promises to be a wonderful day with such a special royal occasion being followed by English football's showpiece event."

The timing could be an issue for Prince William, who is expected to be the best man, as he is the FA president. He presented the cup to Arsenal this year and might have been expected to attend.

Harry (33) and Ms Markle (36) announced their engagement last month after an 18-month romance.

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