Harry and Meghan set the date after her Vanity Fair cover

Sarah Carty

She gushed over their “great love story” on the cover of Vanity Fair last week and now it’s been reported Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have set the date for their wedding.

According to Woman’s Day, the royal lovebirds have chosen April 20th next year for their big day, giving them enough time to plan a spectacular ceremony.

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According to royal watchers everywhere, Meghan’s magazine cover story was the ultimate sign that the 32-year-old Prince and his 36-year-old Suits actress love are already engaged.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly set a wedding date. Photo: Getty Images
It's thought the loveable Prince and his lady love will tie the knot on April 20th, 2018. Photo: Getty Images

Not only did Meghan talk about life under the intense royal spotlight in the Vanity Fair interview, but also about her future with the dashing Prince.

Meghan also stated in the interview that she and Prince Harry were “quietly dating” for about six months before the news became public – meaning their relationship has been going strong for 14 months.

“We’re a couple. We’re in love,” Meghan said in the interview.

“I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story."

Meghan Markle opened up for the first time about her 'love ' for Prince Harry last week. Photo: Peter Lindbergh/Vanity Fair
It's thought they'll have two weddings - one in London and the other in LA. Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry would no doubt have informed the Queen about Meghan’s cover for Vanity Fair and it’s claimed in the interview that she would have no issue with her grandson marrying the divorcee.

At this stage in their relationship, there's little chance Meghan would go ahead and do an interview with one of the biggest magazine's in the world without consulting with Prince Harry and his family beforehand.

“The stakes are obviously lower in the case of Harry because he is now fifth in line to the throne," royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith told Vanity Fair.

“The Queen is remarkably open-minded and she’s very tolerant.

"I would imagine that the Queen’s view of this would be: if they’re in love and they’re well suited, then they should proceed.”

It's thought the Queen has already given Meghan and Harry her blessing. Photo: Getty Images

Woman’s Day have previously claimed that Harry and Meghan are actually planning two weddings – one in London, where Prince Harry grew up, and the other in Hollywood surrounded by Meghan’s A-list friends.

“The services will take place a week apart,” a royal insider told the magazine.

“But this place they get the best of both worlds and a chance to celebrate with their loved ones on two continents.

“It’ll be a two-week celebration of love and they couldn’t be more excited about it.”

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