A Bank Holiday was declared throughout the United Kingdom in 2011 for the wedding day of Prince William to Kate Middleton, and the nation was given the day off for the Prince of Wales's marriage to Diana Spencer in 1981. The iconic domed landmark housed the wedding of Prince Harry's parents Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana Frances Spencer in 1981.
Today, the national average cost of a wedding is around $35,329, according to The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study.
A series of introductions to senior members of the royal family began as early as last autumn, when she met Prince Charles for the first time. The Suits star also said she's "very happy" about the engagement.
"It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together", the couple said in a joint statement.
He said that he had not watched the show which made Ms Markle's name, and Ms Markle too was relatively unfamiliar with Britain's royal family before meeting Harry.
"Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person", they said.
The pair became engaged earlier this month and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, where Harry now lives.
Reports of shots fired at London's Oxford Circus tube station
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry in spring 2018.
Set on a yellow gold band, the center stone of the ring is from Botswana, where Prince Harry traveled to while growing up, and again this past summer with Markle to celebrate her 36th birthday. "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents".
The pair also announced that Ms Markle will not continue acting. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Northwestern in 2003.
Markle spoke to Vanity Fair in September about being "in love" with the Prince.
New rules on royal succession came into force in 2015, allowing members of the Royal Family to marry a Roman Catholic and become king or queen.
There is a long-running custom barring royals from marrying Catholics and divorcees. Before that, it was the first home shared by Prince William and Kate Middleton after their marriage.
Shortly after the announcement, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told CNN that Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh are "delighted" for the couple and "wish them every happiness".