The Super Sweet Thing Prince Harry Did For Fans the Day Before His Royal Wedding
Prince Harry is one of the most beloved members of the royal family which is, in part, due to his relationship with the public and royal fans alike. And, last year, ahead of his and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, he proved just how kind and relatable he is. Find out what Prince Harry did for fans the day before his royal nuptials, ahead.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married just over a year ago on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. And while millions of fans all over the world tuned into the live broadcast of their ceremony, some of the most devoted made their way to the streets of Windsor to celebrate in person.
On the day before his big day, Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William stepped out of Windsor Castle for a walkabout in Windsor to meet with eager fans and thank them for being part of his big day.
In a video shared by NBC, he can be heard saying “what’s your name?” to young fans and seen shaking hands and warmly accepting well-wishes from those that came to celebrate. He also noticed one fan with a hilarious Queen Elizabeth mask and found it quite funny. As Prince Harry headed back into Windsor Castle, fans called out “Harry are you ready?” and cheered him on.
These devoted fans were also present the following day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day, and got to witness the newlyweds embark on their first carriage ride as man and wife following their nuptials at St. George’s Chapel.
Meeting with the public ahead of his royal wedding wasn’t the only way Prince Harry honored his and Meghan Markle’s fans and well-wishers. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted the public to be as involved in their big day as possible. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too. This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom,” the royal family’s official website noted ahead of the nuptials.
In honor of their wishes, they invited 2,640 members of the public to watch the royal wedding arrivals from the grounds of Windsor Castle. These people included individuals nominated for their leadership and service to their community, people from charities and organizations close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hearts, members of local schools (including The Royal School, Great Park, and St George’s School, Windsor Castle), Windsor Castle community members, and over 500 members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate.
While the public guests were not invited inside for brunch, they were allowed to enjoy the day at Windsor Castle afterward and even brought picnic lunches.
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