"His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018", the statement read.
William might feel that, with the ceremony likely to be watched by millions around the world, perhaps the football ought to take a back seat for once.
An earlier announcement from the palace said the royal family will pay for the wedding, including the church service, the music, the flowers and the reception.
But, many Britons won't be happy with the date as it means they will not be given a "bank holiday", or an extra day off from work, for the event.
The Queen will be there, as will the rest of the royal family, along with Ms Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.
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According to Vanity Fair, Harry was typically upbeat when it came to discussing the special treatment that Markle has received, both from his famous grandma the Queen and from her beloved corgis.
In his engagement interview he said "the stars were aligned" when he fell for his future wife, whom he met on a blind date.
Meghan however, has been luckily able to enjoy her freedom quite a lot thanks to Prince Harry who is known to not really abide by the royal rules.
"And of course she's going to be a beacon and of course she's going to be someone that people look towards".