Actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of the British royal family have finally, as TMZ said facetiously, “scraped together enough dough to pay off their deposit” to set up their highly anticipated wedding date this coming spring.
The palace announced Friday that Harry and Markle will exchange vows on May 19, 2018. That date is one week earlier than a British tabloid had reported it would be, and means they will not tie the knot on a three-day weekend. Too bad for their guests who wanted to get turned up.
According to the publication, there is no significance to the date in British royal history.
The entertainment publication, however, took pains to note that their date to get married coincides with the birthdate of Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh and Kim Zolciak-Biermann. How Zolciak got into the same sentence as the first two men is beyond us.
Prince Henry of Wales KCVO, familiarly known as Prince Harry, 33, is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Rachel Meghan Markle, 36, is a native of Los Angeles and is a retired actress and humanitarian.
Markle graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University with a degree in theater and international studies in 2003. She then pursued her dreams of becoming a professional actress, landing small roles in several United States television series. Starting in 2011, she portrayed Rachel Zane on the hit legal drama series “Suits” for seven seasons. Markle also starred in such motion pictures as Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
The single source of contention is Markle introducing some Black blood into the homogenous royal family. Describing her heritage, Markle said: “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white. … I have come to embrace [this and] say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman,” she said, according to biography.com