Wedding bells will ring for Suits actress and philanthropist Meghan Markle and her royal honey, Prince Harry, in spring 2018. Though the pair has only recently announced their intent to marry, a short engagement means wedding details are already coming together.
From location details to hints about who will be part of the couple’s wedding party, we already have quite a few details regarding what we might expect to see when the gorgeous pair walk down the aisle and say, “I do.” Let’s just hope the wedding will be televised so that we can all have a front row seat when Markle and her prince exchange vows.
A location fit for a princess
When Markle weds the Prince of Wales, her official title will be Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales. Naturally, her wedding location must be as plush as possible. It has already been confirmed that the couple will wed at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle sometime in May.
The chapel can accommodate up to 800 people. Prince Charles married his wife Camilla there, so it’s a bit more low-key than Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married.
An untraditional theme
The American actress and her hubby-to-be aren’t exactly traditional, at least by U.K. royal standards. Markle is American, three years older than Prince Harry, and has been married once before already. Let’s not even get into all of the drama that’s been stirred up because of her mix-race heritage.
Though the royals certainly have their customs, we don’t expect this pair to have a very traditional wedding. They have publically announced that their wedding will be “[a] moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters of the bride and groom.”
A pageboy and bridesmaid
The royal couple has already been living together at Nottingham Cottage, so Markle has had the opportunity to meet Prince Harry’s nephew and niece, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2. The precious tots will also be included in their uncle and soon-to-be aunt’s wedding.
Prince George will act as a pageboy while Princess Charlotte will be one of Markle’s bridesmaids. They’ve already been in one major wedding before, as their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding which took place in early 2017. A source told The Telegraph, “The wedding will be a family event. You can expect the family to be involved.”
Back in the day, the royals would have a massive fruitcake for their wedding cakes. Breaking conventions, Prince Harry’s brother and sister-in-law the Duke and Duchess went with a groom’s cake made of chocolate cookies.
However, they did have an eight-tiered traditional fruit cake for their older guests to enjoy as well.
A sweet hint
Though the couple didn’t officially go public until 2017, Markle was giving us some hints about her royal love and one of their favorite fruits when she posted some bananas cuddling on Instagram.
In an interview with Hello Magazine, former Royal Chef Darren McGrady said that Princes Harry and William, “loved banana flan, anything with banana really, banana ice cream.”
In America, many couples usually choose sponge cakes with different fillings for their wedding cakes. Markle is probably used to these types of wedding treats. We’re going to take a wild guess and assume that the couple will request a wedding cake with banana, the fruit beloved by both.
After all, Chef McGrady spoke once about making a young Prince Harry a caramel and banana cake. Delicious.
Celebrity wedding guests
Since Prince Harry probably won’t ever be king, he and Markle’s wedding isn’t a bank holiday. This also means that their wedding guest list won’t have to include global dignitaries and members of other royal families. Instead, you’ll probably see a ton of celebrities. Markle is close friends with tennis champion Serena Williams and actress Priyanka Chopra, as well as her Suits co-stars.
On the other hand, Prince Harry is super close with former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, who might also garner invitations.
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