Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Planning This 1 Surprising Thing On Their Wedding Day

With the royal wedding fast approaching, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are busy finalizing every detail of their big day, including the official schedule of events. And, get this: They aren’t keeping it a secret.

See the official schedule of events, plus the surprising thing they have planned for their big day, ahead.

1. They’re getting married in Windsor

Windsor Castle is the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years

The couple are getting married in Windsor.| kruwt/Getty Images

Following their engagement, the royal couple announced they will be married in the town of Windsor — home to the queen’s weekend getaway, Windsor Castle — on May 19, 2018.

Next: Their service will not be held at the castle.

2. The wedding service will be held at St. George’s Chapel

St. George's Chapel

The couple will be married in historic St. George’s Chapel  | Immanuel Giel/Wikimedia Commons

As far as their wedding service is concerned, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to be married at St. George’s Chapel at 12:00 p.m.. The ceremony will be led by The Dean of Windsor, Rt Revd. David Conner and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will officiate the wedding.

Next: Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of their wedding day

3. They will take part in a carriage procession

The royal wedding will be similar to William and Kate’s. | GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Just like Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, the royal couple will end their ceremony with an official carriage procession. At 1:00 p.m. the newlyweds will board their carriage and ride from St. George’s Chapel, passed Windsor Castle via Castle Hill. Once passed the castle, they’ll continue on through High Street, through Windsor Town, then back to Windsor Castle. Phew!

Next: The Surprising reason for the procession

4. They actually want people to spectate

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a performance by a Welsh choir i

The couple wants people to be surprised. | Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty Images

One of the most surprising reasons for the procession? Aside from being tradition, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle actually want people to spectate. The town of Windsor is rather small, and, according to the family’s website, it’s important to them that more people will have the opportunity to come together and “enjoy the atmosphere on this special day.”

Next: The one surprising thing they have planned for their wedding day.

5. There will be two receptions

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement photo

The couple will have two receptions. | Kensington Royal via Instagram

One of the most surprising things about their wedding day? The royal couple plans to have not one, but two wedding receptions following the ceremony.

Next: See who’s invited to the first reception.

6. The first reception is for the guests from the congregation

Queen Elizabeth II (C) attends a service of commemoration at Crathie Kirk Church

The first reception will be for guests of the wedding. | Andrew Milligan – WPA Pool /Getty Images

Following the carriage procession, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will join guests from the congregation at St. George’s Hall for the first reception.

Next: Their second reception will be where the real fun happens.

7. The second reception is for close friends and family

Prince Charles will host the second reception. | Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

After the first reception, members of the family and close friends of the couple will stay back and attend an evening reception, hosted by Prince Harry’s father, the Prince of Wales. We can only imagine what goes on at such an intimate gathering!

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