The heartbreaking reason Harry and Meghan are having a short engagement

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We’d bet our bottom dollar Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on cloud nine right now.

Seriously, could their engagement pics and interview have been any cuter?!

But it’s likely a bittersweet time for the lovebirds, who are choosing to walk down the aisle just six months after their engagement.

According to royal expert Kate Nicholl, the rush is so Harry’s granddad can make it to the wedding.

“One of the reasons that Prince Harry has wanted this wedding to happen quite quickly—this is really whirlwind by royal standards—is because his 96-year-old grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, is retired now and Prince Harry really wants him to be at his wedding,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“He's incredibly close to his grandfather and, being 96, Harry thought it was it was a great thing to [have] the wedding sooner rather than later, so his grandfather could be there, fit and healthy."

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Unlike Kate and William, it’s expected the couple will have a more intimate wedding.

“I know it doesn't sound small with 800 people, but by royal standards, it is smaller. And, Windsor is also really special place to Prince Harry. He spent a lot of childhood there, went to school there [and] it’s where he spends a lot of time as an adult with his grandmother.”

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Written By Cassie Crofts