Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Venue and Princess Diana's Connection to the Chapel

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The newly engaged couple is to wed in May.

Prince Harry has quite a few family memories at the location that he and Meghan Markle will marry in May.

The newly engaged couple will wed at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, which is also where Harry’s father, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married in 2005. 

The chapel is much smaller than Westminster Abbey, where Harry's brother, Prince William, married Kate Middleton in 2011 and Prince Charles married Princess Diana, Harry and William's mother, in 1981. St. George’s Chapel seats 800 while Westminster Abbey can fit a whopping 2,000 people.

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<em><sup>A 20-foot&nbsp;tree from Windsor Great Park in St George's Hall has been decorated for Christmas and placed in Windsor Castle, England.&nbsp;</sup></em> - Getty Images

A string of other high-profile couples have tied the knot at the chapel. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex -- the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip -- and Sophie Rhys-Jones were married there in 1999, and in 2008, Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, married Autumn Kelly.

The royal family has also frequented St. George’s Chapel for church services and holidays. In a photo taken in March 1991, William and Harry are adorably standing with their late mother and their royal relatives waiting to attend a morning service. 

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St. George’s Chapel dates back 500 years, with the first wedding taking place in 1863 between King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

Needless to say, it's seeped in history. There are even 10 tombs where several of Harry's relatives have been laid to rest, including his great-grandparents, King George VI and The Queen Mother, as well as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret. This is also the planned burial site for the queen.

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Given the significance of the chapel to Harry's family, it's no wonder he and his American bride-to-be chose it as the location for their highly anticipated nuptials.

May can't come soon enough for fans of Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, but in the meantime, here's an inside look into the happy couple's engagement: