Royal Wedding 2018: Know Everything About Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Wedding
Updated At 25 Apr 18
Ready to get charmed.
Royal weddings feel like something right out of a fairytale. Most of us have gone through that particular phase when all we wanted was to feel like a princess walking down the aisle to meet Prince Charming.
When Kate Middleton got married to Prince William a few years back, we got to relive our dream through them. They were the perfect couple who gave us major relationship goals. The whole world was glued to live streaming and telecast of the wedding on that fateful day. The fact that they are still going strong is something that gives us all hope.
Prince Harry, on the other hand, was always touted as the playboy of the royal family who was in no hurry to settle down. So when Meghan Markle won over his heart, everyone became hopeful of another grand wedding. The hope is now reality because prince harry and meghan markle announced their wedding a while back and all their shippers could not be more thrilled.
Widely acclaimed for her role in the law drama, Suits, Meghan has always been a favorite among critics and the masses alike. She has made quite a stir being the first American bride of mixed origin to enter to the English royal family. This wedding is bidding farewell to a large number of stigmas, and ushering in an era of modernity in the family.
If you are not up to date about the wedding, then read on because we have all the deets.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Love Story:
The couple first met through a blind date set up by a friend. When asked about that day, Prince Harry said,
I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her..I was like, I’m really going to have to up my game here.
Sometime later, they went on a trip to Botswana where they bonded away from the limelight.
In November 2016, Prince Harry confirmed his relationship with Markle when slamming the press for their intrusion and harassment. He was supported by Prince William who also issued a statement on the subject. Following the announcement, the two were spotted together more often and soon became a favourite.
In September 2017 Markle told Vanity Fair, “We’re a couple. We’re in love...I’m sure there will be a time when we have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
Finally on November 27 2017, the couple announced their engagement.
When And Where Are Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Getting Married?
The royal wedding date is 19th May 2018 which means that there is barely a month to go. It has been confirmed by the Kensington Palace that the ceremony is scheduled for May 19th, Saturday. Her Majesty The Queen will allow the wedding to take place at the Chapel. The couple has her blessings, and the Royal Family will fund the wedding.
St George's Chapel in Windsor is being prepared to host the wedding of the year. This venue has been a favourite of the royal family's for quite a while now. It has hosted the weddings of Prince Harry's uncle, the Earl of Wessex and his cousin, Peter Phillips.
There are no official figures to go by, but experts have estimated that the wedding might cost around ₤500,000.
According to the British government, the wedding day will not be declared a bank holiday even though it was done for the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. It is a royal tradition to hold weddings on weekdays, but this wedding has been scheduled for the weekend thus breaking the norm.
If you are interested in watching the ceremony, then be sure to tune in by 12:00 PM BST on 19th May 2018.
The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, will be in charge of conducting the service, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is going to perform the awaited marriage ceremony.
A royal carriage procession will be held through Windsor once the ceremony is over. The family will also hold two receptions on te same day. The first reception, to be hosted by the Queen herself, will be for all the attendees of the ceremony and will take place in St. George's Hall. Afterwards, the second reception will be held in Frogmore House, under the Prince of Wales for close friends and family.
Meghan Markle's wedding dress has been a fierce topic of discussion in the fashion community since the wedding was announced. According to reports, she will have two separate gowns for the ceremony and the reception. She will be changing right after the ceremony so she can wear something more glamorous to party in.
The wedding dress is expected to be traditional and elegant, upholding the royal name. Meghan has been working very closely with the designer she has chosen because she wants everything to perfect. There is a lot of speculation about the wedding dress designer who managed to impress Markle finally, but nothing can be known for sure until the wedding day. Most people suspect that someone among Erdem, Roland Mouret, Inbal Dror, Jenny Packham, and Alexander McQueen will design the gown. All of them are fantastic in what they do, so you can be sure that Meghan will look absolutely stunning.
The fitting will most probably be held at Windsor Castle so that the gown can be matched to the ambience.
The Engagement Ring:
Prince Harry designed the engagement ring himself and had it custom made by court jewellers, Cleave and Company.
The gold ring has one diamond that was sourced from Botswana and two stones that were a part of Princess Diana's collection.
Royal Wedding Guest List:
The guest list has been a source of constant curiosity for everyone. Since the wedding will be a private event, it will not be a compulsion to invite political leaders. The British royal family will attend the ceremony along with Markle's family. Celebrities and actors will also be invited to the wedding.
The royal guest list will include Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Harry's uncle, Prince Andrew will also grace the occasion. There has been speculation that guests have been invited even from Lady Diana's side of the family. Markle's family will include her mother, Doria Ragland, and father, Thomas Markle Sr.
Lesotho's Prince Seeiso, James Meade, Thomas van Straubenzee, Tom Inskip and Guy Pelly might be present. According to media reports, invitations will probably be given to:
- British soul singer, Joss Stone
- Cara Delevingne
- Argentine polo player, Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras
- Chelsy Davy
- Aristocratic actress, Cressida Bonas
- Sir Elton John
- Celebrity couple, David and Victoria Beckham
- Jessica Mulroney
- Lindsay Roth
- Misha Nonoo
- Serena Williams
- Patrick J. Adams
- Priyanka Chopra
Nothing is known for sure, and the list of probable attendees can go on.
Are you ready for the royal wedding of 2018?