Tring, Tring! Wedding bells are ringing!! The wedding of the year is coming. The countdown to the big day has begun. We are talking about the royal wedding that is only three days away. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married so all eyes will be on Windsor this weekend for the royal wedding.
After they announced their engagement in November 2017, Meghan and Harry confirmed in December that they will get married in spring .
On March 15, the Queen gave her formal blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage. “My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council,” reads her official consent.
One thing is sure: this wedding will be full of fun, joy, news and curiosity.
Here is everything you need to know about the Royal wedding, from up-to-date details on the dress, guest list and more.
The marriage of Prince Harry and Markle will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 12pm. Their wedding will begin at 12pm, followed by a carriage procession at 1pm around Windsor Town, and reception at St George’s Hall. Later that evening, The Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
Harry and Meghan will head to St. George’s Hall, a 180-feet-long room originally built in the 1800s, following the wedding ceremony. First, they’ll take a drive along a route around the castle then they’ll make their way to the hall for a luncheon hosted by the Queen.
The decoration of the place
According to Vogue, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle will be full of flowers. The flowers – branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, and white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves from the gardens and parkland of the Crown Estate and Windsor Park – will be arranged by Philippa Craddock.
The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to be a much smaller affair than the 2011 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Around 600 guests have been asked to attend the actual ceremony at St. George’s Chapel as well as the subsequent lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen at St. George’s Hall. This group will then be cut down to 200 of their closest family and friends for a party hosted later that night by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, at Frogmore House.
Invitations to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, which will take place at Windsor Castle on May 19, have been issued in the name of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Guests have been invited to the service at St George's Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George's Hall, which is being given by Her Majesty The Queen. The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by @barnard_and_westwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink. 📷 @pa
Celebrities who will attend Royal Wedding
Prince Harry’s Royal Family
The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and a veritable slew of royal aunts, uncles, and cousins will be at Prince Harry’s wedding.
Meghan Markle’s Mom
The mother of the bride, Doria Ragland, will be attending the wedding but the Meghan Markle’s father won’t. Thomas planned to make the trip from Mexico, but it emerged he had been struck down by a heart problem and pulled out of the ceremony after realising he might be too ill to make the trip.
The Cast Of Suits
Meghan’s Suits co-stars have all been invited to see their friend become a princess.
Meghan’s close friend Priyanka Chopra confirmed that she’s attending the royal wedding.
David and Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham appears to have to confirmed that she and husband David will be attending the royal wedding.
The Spice Girls
The Spice Girls aren’t performing at the royal wedding, a source confirmed to ET, but they will be in attendance.
If you are not on the guest list
Royal weddings are a global phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people are expected this Saturday to witness Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, whether on television or online. You can stay in your pajamas all Saturday morning with a tea in hand and watch the wedding of the year on TV or online.All the main UK broadcasters are devoting much of Saturday to the occasion.The wedding will also be covered on the BBC News Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts throughout the day.
Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress is reportedly ready for its debut. Reporter Omid Scobie reveals that sources have confirmed to him that “Meghan’s wedding dress is finished and safely hidden at Windsor Castle” The designer is still a well-kept secret at this point, but a new rumor in the ‘Daily Mail’ is talking about Ralph & Russo. Meghan will be wearing not one but two dresses on her big day. We can’t wait to see her as a bride!
The bride’s bouquet
The bride’s bouquet will feature myrtle, as it’s tradition for every royal bouquet to include the evergreen shrub.
Meghan Markle’s Makeup
According to a new report by Express.co.uk Meghan Markle is reportedly doing her own makeup for the day of the wedding. Markle is refusing to hire a makeup artist, but She will have two American friends do her makeup for the big day.
Meghan Markle will be accompanied at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday by six bridesmaids, including 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Along with Princess Charlotte, the bridesmaids include two of Prince Harry’s goddaughters, Florence van Cutsem, 3, and Zalie Warren, 2, and two goddaughters of Markle. Ivy Mulroney, 4, will also accompany the bride, who is close friends with her mother, well-known Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney.
Royal Wedding Menu
The royal wedding kitchen is preparing to serve Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 600 guests. No details are known on what food choices they have made for their big day, although it’s understood they have stuck to ‘classic’ dishes. ‘The menu which will be served on Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding day, has been led by the freshest produce available,’ a statement from Kensington Palace said.
Royal Wedding Cake
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak is already hard at work creating the perfect cake. Claire is making a lemon elder-flower cake which promises to “incorporate the bright flavours of spring”, with buttercream frosting and decorated with fresh flowers.
Royal Wedding Carriage
The bride usually arrives via horse-drawn carriage while she sits in a glass coach. Kensington Palace said the carriage would be pulled by Windsor Grey horses, which have drawn the carriages of monarchs and members of the royal family Queen Victoria in the 19th Century, and would be escorted by members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have selected the Ascot Landau carriage for their procession through Windsor Town after their wedding on May 19th. The carriage is one of five Ascot Landaus in the Royal Mews. The carriages are used in official and ceremonial state events, such as Coronations, Royal Weddings and State Visits 📷PA
Royal wedding: traditions and rules
The wedding invites should have the formal dress code : day dresses and hats for the women; uniforms, morning coats, or lounge suits for the men. Guests should take care to dress modestly, as befits the Church of England setting and the presence of its head, the Queen.
That means covered shoulders, closed-toe shoes, no bare legs, and hemlines that come no higher than the fingertips, expert Myka Meier told The Washington Post.
Prince Harry will probably wear a uniform
Don’t look out for the perfect selfie
“There will be no photography in Windsor Castle if they follow the precedent of the 2011 wedding [of Prince William and Kate Middleton]”, Lucy Hume of etiquette bible Debrett’s told Town and Country. In fact, there is a good chance that smartphones will not be allowed inside during the ceremony, so no chance of a cheeky chapel selfie. In any case, Hume adds, even at non-royal weddings, it is considered bad form to post photographs before the bride and groom release the official snaps.