Royal Wedding 2018 – Time, Schedule, Route And Venue For Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Big Day

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THE Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place on May 19, with a global audience of millions expected to tune in.

On Saturday Harry and Meghan will say “I do” at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Here’s the lowdown on the big day…

AP:Associated Press Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged – and are due to marry in May

When are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle getting married?

Shortly after their engagement was revealed, it was confirmed the wedding between Harry and Meghan will be held on Saturday, May 19.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.”

Floral designer Philippa Craddock will provide flowers that will include white garden roses, foxgloves and peonies.

It was also announced that the royal couple will have a lemon elderflower cake made by pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based Violet Bakery.

Where are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle getting married and who is walking Meghan down the aisle?

The couple will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Charles and Camilla had their televised blessing there in 2005 and it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey, where Kate Middleton and Prince William got married.

St George’s Chapel can accommodate 800 guests, whereas the Abbey seats 2,000.

Harry and Meghan have said they are looking at ways to make their wedding an event that members of the public can also feel a part of.

After days of speculation, it was confirmed on May 17 – just two days before the biggest day of her life – that Meghan would not be walked down the aisle by her dad Thomas Markle.

Her father had suffered health complications and public embarrassment after he posed for staged paparazzi photos.

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is now expected to walk her daughter down the aisle – although Prince Charles and Prince William have both been tipped too.

Getty – Contributor Windsor Castle will host the royal wedding in May

Why have Prince Harry and Meghan chosen St George’s Chapel?

St George’s Chapel, completed in 1528, is set in the lower ward of Windsor Castle – one of the most famous and iconic landmarks of the British royal family.

Due to its setting within Horseshoe Cloisters and the Henry VIII gate, the chapel will also offer Harry, Meghan and their famous friends and family some privacy on what is sure to be a major global news event.

Following the ceremony, at least part of the reception is likely to take place in St George’s Hall – a grand 180ft-long room within Windsor Castle which is often used for large state banquets.

In recent years, Windsor Castle has also played host to Harry’s father Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s blessing after their civil ceremony in 2005.

While in 1999, Prince William and Harry’s uncle the Earl of Wessex married Sophie Rhys-Jones.

The venue is the same church Harry was christened in when he was three months old.




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