Skip Nav
Gifts For Men
Shop Our POPSUGAR Editors' Gift Guide! 130+ Top Presents For Everyone on Your List
Shirtless
67 Celebrity Selfies That Will Instantly Make Your Heart Beat a Little Bit Faster
Queen Elizabeth II
18 Times Queen Elizabeth II Let Her Royal Guard Down and Was Incredibly Cute With Kids
Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa Did the Haka With His Kids at the Aquaman Premiere, and I May Never Recover
Celebrity Instagrams
10 Romantic Ways Barack and Michelle Obama Kept Their Love Alive in 2018

When Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Get Married?

Could Will and Kate's Third Child Affect Prince Harry's Wedding Plans?

Image Source: Getty / Max Mumby / Indigo

Princess Charlotte was barely whisked out of St. Mary's Hospital and settled into the Anmer Hall nursery before speculation started about whether her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would have a third child. And then all our dreams came true on Sept. 4 when it was announced that Kate was expecting a new baby brother or sister for George and Charlotte. But could the new arrival have an impact on the other royal news that everyone is holding their breath for: the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Possibly!

We know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will take place in Spring 2018. We also know that William and Kate's baby is due in Spring 2018. But which will come first? Well, we may be able to shed some light on the matter with a little royal math. When Kate was suffering from hyperemisis gravidarum during the early stages of her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte, the news was announced on Sept. 8, 2014, and Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015. When Kate was once again struck down with the debilitating morning sickness during her current pregnancy, the news was announced almost three years to the day on Sept. 4, 2017, so it looks likely that Cambridge baby no. 3 will have a similar birthday to that of its older sister. Kensington Palace has stated that the baby is due in April, so it looks likely to arrive more toward the end of the month.

Now, on to Harry and Meghan. Prince Charles's office stated in the engagement announcement that the wedding will take place in the Spring, and the next day, it was revealed that Harry and Meghan would be tying the knot at St. George's Palace in May. Since Harry is highly likely to want the Cambridges involved in his big day, it's looking like the wedding won't be happening until after William and Kate's baby is born. Harry acted as best man for William at his wedding in 2011, so William is sure to want to return the favor for his younger brother, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be first in line when it comes to page boys and bridesmaids, like they did at their aunt Pippa's wedding. Harry and Meghan will also want to allow Kate a little breathing space after the birth.

ADVERTISEMENT

Image Source: Getty / Chris Jackson

Royal engagements tend to run for only around six months — because who needs more time to plan when you have a whole royal household to help out? Additionally, Harry has talked about his desire to have children, so it's likely they will want to try for a family as soon as possible — although obviously not before they have walked down the aisle.

Image Source: Getty / Chris Jackson
From Our Partners
The British Royal Family Christmas Cards 2018
Kate Middleton Sweater on Christmas Card 2018
Prince William Kate Middleton Family Christmas Card Photo 2018
Prince Harry Meghan Markle Christmas Card 2018
Kate Middleton's Best Hair 2018
Meghan Markle Breaking Royal Protocol in 2018
Surprising Royal Family Facts From 2018
Prince Harry and Prince Charles Youth Violent Crime Forum 2018
Prince William Admits He Is Bad at Arts and Crafts
Meghan Markle's Jewelry at the 2018 Fashion Awards
Kate Middleton Polka Dot Dress December 2018
Prince William and Kate Middleton Evelina Hospital Dec. 2018
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds