New Details Of Harry And Meghan’s Wedding Day Revealed

The wedding of the year will be here before we know it - and we're already feeling so excited for the big day.

And now that new details of the wedding day timetable have been revealed via the Kensington Palace Twitter account, we can really begin to picture how the event will pan out.

The couple will marry at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, at midday. At 1pm, Harry and Meghan will travel through Windsor, Berkshire, in a horse-drawn carriage – how romantic!

It has also been confirmed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welbby, will marry the prince and Ms Markle. The Rt Rev David Conner, Dean of Windsor, will conduct the service at St George’s Chapel.

The venue holds about 800 people, which will mean a smaller, more intimate wedding than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s in Westminster Abbey. St George’s Chapel is within the walls of the royal residence of Windsor Castle, meaning that the pair should be safe from the prying eyes of the public and paparazzi on their big day.

Following the service, a carriage procession will follow a route that includes Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road, Long Walk and back to Windsor Castle.

“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” Kensington Palace said. “[The couple are] hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received.”

But where will the all-important reception be held?

Reportedly, the couple had their heart set on their dream venue of Frogmore House – the very place where they had their adorable engagement photos taken. Apparently, Meghan called the exclusive venue – which is open to the public just three days a year – ‘dreamy’. However, it’s been revealed that the choice was actually blocked by royal aides, who have suggested somewhere they deem to be more practical.

A source told the Daily Mail, “They would have loved Frogmore for the party, particularly Meghan who has called it ‘dreamy’, but they have been told St George’s Hall is far more practical.”

Luckily for Harry and Meghan, St George’s Hall is an equally grand venue, which is likely to be well able to fit in all of their guests.

After the congregation at St George’s Hall, Prince Charles will give a private evening reception for the couple and close friends and relatives.

And, although the wedding will be held on the same day as the FA Cup final,  football fans can breathe a sigh of relief as it’s likely kick-off will happen at 5:30pm, as with other recent finals, allowing plenty of time to follow the wedding in the early afternoon.

With the wedding due to take place in mid-May, it’s likely that the Duchess of Cambridge will have just given birth to hers and William’s third child. A busy month for the Royal family indeed!

 

(St. George’s chapel)

 

So what else do we know about the royal wedding?

Prince Harry has famously spoken about craving a normal life in the past. And it seems he’d want his and Meghan’s big day to be as far from royal circumstance as possible.

According to the palace, Meghan and Harry want their big day to be ‘fun and joyful’. The British royal family will also be paying for the wedding, and it’s likely that the event will be televised.

Prior to the wedding, Meghan will also be baptised and confirmed before the big day. 36-year-old Meghan will also apply to become a UK citizen, and it’s been confirmed that she’ll retain her US citizenship while she undergoes the process, which can take some time.

The event will also be full of royal attendees, meaning that Harry’s grandmother, the Queen, will also be there. It’s likely that the couple will also welcome a host of celebrity guests too, including Meghan’s close friend Serena Williams and likely her Suits cast members too.

 

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress…

Australian magazine New Idea reports that Prince Harry may have called on a very famous friend to help design Meghan’s dress. Reportedly, the royal is pushing for close family friend Victoria Beckham to have a hand in the actresses wedding dress!

Victoria and David both attended the Duke and Duchess’ wedding, and have been spotted with the family on various occasions.

A source reportedly stated, “He just feels it would mean a lot to have a close friend like Victoria involved in such an important part of the wedding. He is certainly trying to steer Meghan in that direction – he’s incredibly excited at having Victoria design her gown.”

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Meghan also hinted at who she might turn to to design the dress for her special day.

She spoke fondly of her love of romantic, whimsical wedding dresses – including those by designer Elie Saab.

She said, “I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I wall always be a fan of Elie Saab. J.Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.”

In the same interview, she also admitted that there are a lot of similarities between hers and her character Rachel in Suits‘ wardrobe – “A lot of my personal style is reflected. I like monochromatic and tonal dressing and I don’t generally wear prints, and neither does Rachel now.”

During the Suits season six finale, Rachel wore a gorgeous bejewelled strappy wedding dress with a long, pronounced skirt. So could this provide a hint of what Meghan may be dreaming of for her own wedding dress?

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