Social media (mostly) giddy over Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding

The biggest Monday merger news was purely sentimental.

Britain’s Prince Harry is finally engaged to actress Meghan Markle and who doesn’t love a wedding? For many royal watchers, it’s about time, given the last one that the world truly cared about was in 2011.

Even better for the buzz, she’s a Yank. And divorced. The last time, of course, that an American divorcee hooked up with a royal — King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in the 1930s—it caused a bit of an uproar.

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Markle is also bi-racial, and there’s not a lot of that in the royal family. She opened up about her struggles on creating an identity to Elle a year ago.

“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman,” Markle, the former “Suits” star, said in an opinion piece for Elle.

For sure, social media is ready to go for the spring 2018 wedding, bringing out the Twitter busybodies and eliciting disappointment among the single hopefuls as the Palace’s sorta bad boy with the big heart is finally growing up.

The guest list is just one arena that might be a little tricky. It seems that Harry is pretty chummy with former President Barack Obama, which means the former first family will likely be on the guest list. It may be a different story for current President Donald Trump as Markle joked that she’d move to Canada full time after he was elected; she lived in Toronto, in fact, while her series filmed there. Harry reportedly isn’t much of a fan either:

Markle will be saddled with a bit of an unusual royal name. According to the Evening Standard, “Princess Meghan” is off the menu because one cannot become a royal through marriage. Her consolation prize? “Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.”

Note, Princess Diana got her popularly used title via the media, so it’s possible that “Princess Meghan” will stick anyway. Or she ends up with Duchess of Sussex:

Mostly, there is a lot of celebrating:

On the U.K. side, some people already planning for that royal day off. But don’t fool yourself into thinking everyone is happy about it:

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