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Prince Harry Celebratio­ns begin for the royal wedding!

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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!”

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