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‘Harry says Meghan will be the most stun­ning bride ever’

It’s the ex­cit­ing news the world has been wait­ing for. Af­ter fall­ing madly in love last year, Prince H Harry and his girl­friend M Meghan Markle have fi­nally set­tle set­tled on a date to say “I do” – and Wo­man’s Day can re­veal the cou­ple are getting mar­ried in a mat­ter of months!

As the palace pre­pares to an­nounce the of­fi­cial date for the big day, we’re told prepa­ra­tions for the wed­ding of the year are now in full swing.

Harry has the ap­proval of the royal fam­ily – most im­por­tantly his grand­mother Queen El­iz­a­beth – to wel­come Meghan into the fold. Sources say the monarch, who has al­ways had a soft spot for Harry, 32, is just as ex­cited as the cou­ple.

“They’re look­ing at Fri­day, Septem­ber 22,” a royal in­sider re­veals ex­clu­sively.

“Harry wanted it to take place shortly af­ter the 20th an­niver­sary of his mother Princess Diana’s death on Au­gust 31. Mar­ry­ing Meghan will sig­nal the start of the next chap­ter in his life – and he can’t wait!

“While noth­ing is def­i­nite un­til the in­vi­ta­tions go out, they are mov­ing ahead with book­ing ev­ery­thing for that date.”

We’re told Septem­ber is the per­fect time to marry in Lon­don, and the cou­ple are al­most guar­an­teed sun­shine.

It’ll be a dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion, be­cause Harry’s 33rd birthday falls ju just one week be­fore, on Septe Septem­ber 15. Still, the prince wants the day to be all about Meghan. “Harry says Meghan will be the most stun­ning bride ever,” our source says.

“He’s ready to start a fam­ily as soon as pos­si­ble. Meghan will be 36 in Au­gust and they want two or three chil­dren, so they can’t af­ford to have a long courtship like Wills and Kate.”

Suits star Meghan was in Lon­don last week, where she bonded fur­ther with Harry’s fam­ily. It’s be­lieved she’s been re­search­ing gown de­sign­ers and florists. She was seen shop­ping for flow­ers in Kensington, and we’re told she picked out a pretty bou­quet for the Queen – a thank you for her sup­port.

“Meghan and Harry have of­fi­cially asked for the Queen’s per­mis­sion to marry. Her Majesty said yes, of course,” the in­sider says. “She’s been itch­ing for Harry to set­tle down.”

Harry loves be­ing an un­cle more than any­thing, so he’s asked Wil­liam and Kate if their kids can be in­volved in the big day.

“Prince George has been given the role of page boy – he’ll be the cutest ever!” the source says. “And Char­lotte will be a flower girl.”

While world lead­ers and dig­ni­taries will be in­vited, sources say Harry and Meghan’s wed­ding will be a far more laid­back af­fair than Wills and Kate’s.

“They want to have a lot of mu­sic and danc­ing – a chance for every­one to let their hair down. It’s much more in keep­ing with Harry’s style. He’s plan­ning a few danc­ing lessons be­tween now and the wed­ding so he can bust out some new moves.”

Meghan’s Hol­ly­wood sta­tus means we’ll see the odd A-lis­ter at the wed­ding, too. “She has one or two big-name bud­dies in Hol­ly­wood, in­clud­ing Priyanka Cho­pra and Jamie Foxx. She’s also friendly with Ser­ena Wil­liams, so she could be on the guest list.”

Harry’s exes Chelsy Davy and Cres­sida Bonas could also be in­vited. “He’s still close to them and Meghan isn’t the jeal­ous type. Be­sides, she has no wor­ries about any­one steal­ing Harry,” the source says. “He’s be­sot­ted with her.”

Al­though the venue for the cer­e­mony hasn’t been fi­nalised, West­min­ster Abbey – where Wills and Kate got mar­ried – is a key con­tender.

“The re­cep­tion will be at Buck­ing­ham Palace. It’s the one royal house­hold that Meghan knew when she first met Harry,” the source says. “She wants to feel like a real royal bride!”

Meghan shopped for flow­ers in Kensington last week, and bought a bunch for the Queen. Her Majesty has given the of­fi­cial OK. Meghan’s ring bears the dou­blear­row logo of UK brand Mis­soma – but it looks like an “H” to us!

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