Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally announced their wedding date — and after a lot of wagers, many of which were banking on the second and third Saturdays of May, the couple confirmed they are going with the latter. It’s like they knew May is a crazy time for all of us over here (the Met Gala at the beginning of the month, the Han Solo prequel hitting theatres on the last weekend) and didn’t want us to have to make a Sophie’s Choice.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.
Today's announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/7pgdRM90Na
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 15, 2017
As soon as the wedding date was announced, people pounced. And those looking for lodging near the royal wedding venue are most likely out of luck. According to Hello!, rooms in Windsor have already been snapped up.
“Rooms were literally disappearing before my eyes. The prices were going higher and higher!,” said Hello! Online’s Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon. “We’re all excited about Harry and Meghan’s big day but not quite as excited as Windsor’s hoteliers who have probably just made enough money to shut up shop for the rest of May.”
All the properties near Windsor Castle, particularly the ones that are a six-minute walk to the chapel, sold out first but even hotels that are farther away are full or almost at capacity.
And while some of the rooms are being booked by eager royal fans hoping to catch a glimpse (or more) of Harry and Meghan pre- and post-wedding, it’s media outlets that are trying to find room at the inns. And as far as we’re concerned, they’re the most important. Because how else will the rest of us see footage and photos from the glorious event without having to leave the comfort of our couches?