The long-awaited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal wedding is one of the things that almost the whole world is looking forward to, being the biggest wedding of the year. It has generated the entire buzz it can muster because it seems to have defied all the unstated laws that have existed in the minds of a lot of people, as to what a royal couple should look like or be made of.
That, of course, is obvious, looking at the fact that both the prince and Ms Markle are from different parts of the world in almost every single way you may want to look at it. At the end of the day, however, love has its way and the world seems genuinely happy for the couple enough to want to know every detail there can be about the wedding.
Here is all we know thus far:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding: Date and Venue
The date for the big ceremony that would see the couple exchange their vows before God, their families, friends, and the Queen is May 19, 2018. The place to host the wedding is the Windsor ground at St George’s Chapel. The 14th century Chapel is very significant to the couple as it was where Prince Harry was christened. It has seen many royal weddings in the past including the blessing of the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will be the one to officiate the wedding which will start at 12 noon, while procession will start at 1 pm. The entire process will be done in an hour thirty minutes.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Guest List
In contrast to that of Prince William and Kate Middleton which saw as much as 3,000 guests, this is expected to only have 600 guests. Essentially, the St George’s Chapel will still have enough space since it has seats for approximately 800 guests.
The guest list has already been produced and posted by the Barnard and Westwood which has been the official publishers for the throne since 1985.
The reception which will be hosted by the Queen at the Windsor Castle is said to have 2,640 people invited into the castle walls.
Apart from the Royal family and close members of the bride’s family, there are many other stars that are expected to be at the wedding with speculations having people like Victoria and David Beckham, the bride-to-be’s best friend and actress Priyanka Chopra, Patrick J. Adams, Abigail Spencer, and Serena Williams on the list. Others that are rumored to also make the big list are Millie Macintosh, and a host of other stars.
Even though there were speculations that with a handwritten letter written by Markle’s half-brother, insisting that she had shunned their father, Thomas Markle Sr., it is revealed that he will be very much present at the wedding and he may be the one to give his daughter away.
At the prestigious Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal wedding, guests are expecting Sir. Elton John to be presenting at the event. It is for that reason that the singer is said to have cancelled his performances in Las Vegas which were earlier scheduled for May 18 and 19. He has always been very close to the royal family and in 1997, during the funeral of Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, he performed.
While there are many celebrities who have been invited to the wedding, many politicians are said to be left off the list entirely since Prince Harry is not someone that is very close to people in the political circle or even close enough to the crown. Therefore, people like Theresa May, the Obamas, President Donald Trump and Melania Trump are not faces you would get to see at the royal wedding.
Most definitely, Meghan’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson is not likely to be there in the same way as her half-siblings, Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jr.
Ushers at the Wedding and Bridesmaid
As reported by The Sun, Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip, Charlie Van Straubenzee, Tom Van Straubenzee, Adam Bidwell, Arthur Landon, William Van Cutsem, and Mark Dyer are going to be the ushers at the event of the year.
For the bridesmaids, 36 years old author, Lindsay Jill Roth and Jessica Mulroney have been said to be the likely bridesmaids.
Flower Girls and Pageboys
Princess Charlotte and Ivy Mulroney who is a daughter to Meghan’s BFF are said to be the flower girls alongside Benita Litt’s twin daughters. For the page boys, the royal couple is said to have Prince George and Jasper Dyer.
The Titles of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry After the Wedding
As soon as the promises are made and vows are exchanged, the former American actress who would then transition from becoming a commoner to royalty and the Prince will become the Duchess and Duke of Sussex.
This means that by the time the royal couple walks out through the west entrance, it may be to take charge of the Sussex dukedom.
Sponsorship for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding
The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be sponsored entirely by the British royal house as you would rightly expect.
It will also be televised live for people in almost all parts of the world to watch, the same way it was done during the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Royal Wedding Coin
To commemorate the nuptials, the Royal Mint has designed a wedding coin for the former Suit actress and the highly loved prince. There is a £5 coin that is in circulation as well as a gold coin that costs as much as £1,980. For those looking for the cheaper alternative, there is one that goes for £13 and also a silver proof coin that is priced at £82.50.