2018: A big year for the British Royal family

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By Katy Dartford
2018: A big year for the British Royal family

**2018 has arrived and it's set to be a big year for the British Royal family. **

The much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle on May 19th looks set to be the standout moment.

The pair will say "I do" in St George's Chapel, which is nestled within the grounds of Windsor Castle, the same church Harry was christened in when he was three months old.

Prince Charles and Camilla had their blessing there in 2005 and it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey, where Kate Middleton and Prince William got married.

St George's Chapel can accommodate 800 guests compared to the Abbey's 1,900 - which still sounds like plenty of space - but may mean some might have to be dropped from the guest list. 

There's nothing like a party for offending people.

There's speculation that there might be an invite for former US president Barack Obama, who Harry befriended at Kensington Palace in 2016 and at last year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. 

But there's concern it may rile US President Donald Trump if he's not invited too.

It's also a big year for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are expecting their third child sometime in April.

Bookies are backing Britain’s newest royal to be a baby girl called Alice, with odds of 7-1.