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
Next: Their service will not be held at the castle.
2. The wedding service will be held at St. George’s Chapel
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
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
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
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
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
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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