Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to tie the knot later this month, in a wedding that is expected to have a lot of social significance, and we have all the information you need on what to expect from the nuptials. Just scroll down below to see who is attending, who is involved in the wedding party and what the receptions are going to be like. Yes, I said receptions, because there are going to be two.
What to expect from the royal wedding?
According to Evening Standard, the wedding party will be a family event, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte serving as a page boy and a flower girl respectively. Added to that, Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle will walk her down the aisle after traveling to George’s Chapel in a car with her mother Doria Ragland. Prince William will be his brother’s best man for the ceremony but Markle will not have a maid of honor.
The royal couple has also invited 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle to watch the event; to celebrate the community, 1,200 of these people will include young people who have shown “strong leadership and those who have served their communities.”
Celebrities expected to attend include the Beckhams and other members of the Spice Girls; some others rumored to attend include Elton John and George Clooney. That said, various political figures, such as Prime Minister Theresa May or President Donald Trump, were not invited; as Prince Harry is not in the direct line of succession, there was less of an obligation to do so.
For many, the upcoming wedding has a lot of the social significance, as Markle is both an American and a woman of mixed-race marrying into the British royal family.
The royal couple is expected to first appear at the church at around 11:20 A.M. local time, although there is speculation that they might arrive earlier, but the ceremony is expected to take place at noon and will last for about an hour. After the service, the royal couple will have two receptions at two different locations: St. George’s Hall and Frogmore House; the St. George’s Hall reception is believed to be intended for the public and the Frogmore House reception, which will take place in the evening, is intended to be private.
Royal Wedding Event Details
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 11:20 A.M. to 12 P.M. (Local Time)
Location: St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle