Harry and Meghan to break major royal tradition on their wedding day

Sarah Carty

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are already breaking royal protocol, with the former actress set to spend Christmas with the royal family, but now it’s been revealed that their wedding date is also a controversial issue.

Over the weekend, it was announced that 36-year-old Meghan and 33-year-old Prince Harry will tie the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19th next year.

However, while the world may be waiting with bated breath to see Meghan’s dress and how cute Prince George and Princess Charlotte will look, some royal watchers aren’t impressed with the fact that the ceremony will be held on a Saturday.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to break a royal tradition when they marry in May. Photo: Getty Images

It’s believed that the loved-up royals are actually breaking a long royal tradition by marrying on a Saturday.

While there is no official rule that a royal couple must not wed on a weekend day, most couples over the years have chosen to walk down the aisle on a week day.

Prince William and Kate Middleton married on a Friday in 2011, while Prince Charles and Diana tied the knot on a Wednesday in 1981 and even the Queen and Prince Philip wed on a Thursday way back in 1947.

The day is also totally inconvenient for Prince William, who is President of the Football Association, as the FA Cup final also lands on that day.

The Queen has waved a lot of rules for the royal couple. Photo: Getty Images
The couple will marry at Windsor Castle on May 19th. Photo: Getty Images

It’s thought that Prince William will actually leave Meghan and Harry’s wedding early so he can be at the match to present the trophy to the winning team.

Meghan is set to spend Christmas at Sandringham this year with the Queen and the rest of the royal family.

While this mightn't seem like anything out of the ordinary to spend time with your future husband's family, being part of the Christmas festivities at Sandringham with senior royal members is a privilege usually given to those who have married into the family.

It's also reported that Meghan will join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children George, four, and two-year-old Charlotte, on Christmas Day – so stay tuned for photos of the family en route to church.

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