WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle First Engagement Interview

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle plan May wedding at Windsor Castle

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The wedding will take place at Windsor Castle’s historic St. George’s Chapel. The chapel was also where Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles had their union blessed 12 years ago, according to the Evening Standard.

The royal family will pay for the wedding, Kensington Palace officials said.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place one month after another big royal event.

Harry’s brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is expected to welcome his third child with his wife, the former Kate Middleton, in April. The couple has two other children, 4-year-old George and 2-year-old Charlotte.

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The duchess of Cambridge said Tuesday that she and the duke are “absolutely thrilled” by the news of the upcoming nuptials.

“It’s such exciting news,” she said. “It’s really a happy time for any couple, and we wish them all the best.”

Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, started dating after being introduced by a friend in July 2016, the couple said Monday in an interview with BBC News. Harry popped the question earlier this month as he and Markle were attempting to roast a chicken at their cottage at Kensington Palace.

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"It was just an amazing surprise," Markle told BBC News. "It was so sweet and natural and very romantic, he got on one knee."

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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