England's royal family is adding a pop of color to their lineage in 2018 with the union of Meghan Markle and Prince "Harry" Henry Charles Albert David of Wales. The couple officially announced their engagement on November 27 after a year and six months of dating.
Though, the 36-year-old actress and humanitarian may not be the first biracial person to join the British monarchy according to a number of historians, Meghan's inclusion is still a breakaway from tradition. Not only is Meghan a foreigner born without royal blood, but she's also a divorcee that's three years older than Harry. Add in Meghan's blended African, Caucasian and Jewish roots, along with her Hollywood career path and dedication to advocacy - and you've truly got a history-making renaissance woman to step foot into Buckingham Palace.
Meghan and Prince Harry are set to wed at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in May 2018, according to a press release from Kensington Palace's official Twitter account. The statement also goes on to say that Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom had given her permission for the wedding to take place at the 550-capacity venue.
We cannot wait to see what this royal wedding has in store!
Watch Meghan and Prince Harry describe their relationship and engagement in a BBC interview. Find out how they first met and eventually got to know each other during a romantic getaway in Botswana. Everything about this story sounds like it was plucked straight from a modern fairy tale!
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