What We Know About The Royal Wedding So Far!!
The countdown is officially on as it’s less than three weeks till the royal wedding takes place on May 19th, and all eyes are on London for a glimpse of the wedding details. From the venue to the dress, to the cake and flowers, read below to get the scoop on CIIN.
The wedding will take place on May 19th at 12 noon in St. George’s chapel.
Aside from the 800 (or so) guests lucky enough to be inside the chapel, 2650 members of the public are invited to the grounds of Windsor to watch the couple arrive to St. George’s chapel.
More than 250 members of the British Armed Forces will also be involved on the day, an acknowledgment of Harry's time in the army. Personnel from a number of units including the Royal Marines and the Windsor Castle Guard will line the local streets, with music provided by the Band of the Irish Guards.
At 1pm the newlyweds will leave Windsor Castle in a carriage for a roughly two-mile procession, traveling along the High Street through the town of Windsor, before returning to the castle by the Long Walk, according to the Palace.
The reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II will take place at St. George’s Hall in the castle grounds, prior to a smaller evening reception for around 200 friends and family hosted by Prince Charles, Harry's father.
William will be the best man.
Meghan Markle was recently baptized, a sign of respect to the Queen who is also the head of the Church of England.
We can expect her dress to be inspired by Carolyn Kennedy’s dress which she described as “everything goals”.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex will the royal couple’s official title.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and father Tom Markle will both attend.
The afterparty will take place at Frogmore House. The couple are said to have requested an ice cream van in addition to bacon and sausage sandwiches as late night snacks for their guests.
Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney East London was commissioned to make the wedding cake. The couple have purportedly requested a lemon elderflower cake decorated with fresh flowers.
Florist Philippa Craddock has been commissioned with the wedding’s floral displays. Her team plans to use white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, as well as branches of beech, birch and hornbeam for the floral displays, which will be distributed to local charities after the wedding.
The couple have asked for anyone wishing to send them a wedding gift to consider donating to one of several selected charities instead. The seven organizations chosen by Prince Harry and Markle all work on issues the couple are passionate about, including women's empowerment, HIV, homelessness and the environment.
The White House and Downing Street confirmed that neither US President Donald Trump nor UK Prime Minister Theresa May had received invitations.
Renowned fashion and portrait photographer Alexi Lubomirski will take the official photographs of the newlyweds at Windsor Castle after the ceremony. The two are already familiar with Lubomirski, who photographed Harry and Meghan at Frogmore House, Windsor, in the weeks after they announced their engagement.