It’s a royal wedding guys! Prince Harry, aka Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, 33, and Rachel Meghan Markle, 36, – Actress and Humanitarian are getting married!
If you are as hyped up as I am and need all the juicy lowdown your romantic heart can take, here is everything you need to know about this Royal wedding:
Wedding Dates –
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The couple’s decision to wed on a Saturday goes against royal tradition, as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married on a Friday and the Queen on a Thursday. So there is no possibility of a bank holiday for this particular royal wedding. 🙁
Wedding Invites –
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The wedding invitations, however, follow many years of royal wedding tradition. They are made by Barnard Westwood. Using American ink on English card, each invite has been printed in gold and black. It also features the three-feathered badge of the Prince of Wales.
The Bling –
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is made of yellow gold – a diamond from Botswana and two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection. Based on royal wedding culture, her wedding band will most likely be made out of Welsh gold.
Sit-down engagement interview with the BBC – Prince Harry: “the ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Markle’s] favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
Wedding Gifts –
There are no traditional wedding gifts at this royal wedding. Harry and Markle chose seven charities that have a special meaning to them and asked that people give donations to the charities instead of sending wedding gifts.
Wedding Venue –
Source: W Magazine
The marriage of Prince Harry and Markle will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle by 12 pm. St. George’s Chapel has been one of the most significant places of worship throughout the history of the British royal family – ten monarchs have been buried there, including Henry VIII and Charles I, and it is the location where Queen Elizabeth II has chosen to be buried. The chapel seats approximately 800 guests.
As Queen, you have the go-ahead –
Source: Good HouseKeeping
A week prior to the ceremony, the Queen signed the Instrument of Consent (This is the official document granting her grandson permission to marry his fiancé).
Best Man Goals –
Prince Harry’s older brother, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will be serving as Best Man.
Royal Wedding Music –
The royal wedding music features the St. George’s Chapel Choir, an elite orchestra, state trumpet players, a 19-year-old cellist, and a gospel choir! – a royal wedding first. Talk about sophisticated!
Say Cheese! –
The fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski (She took the couple’s classy engagement photos), will be in charge of the official wedding photographs at the Windsor Castle.
You get to see the couple –
Source: The Telegraph
The couple is set to take part in an open carriage procession through the streets of Windsor Town after the wedding ceremony.
Wedding Reception –
Source: Town and Country Magazine
The Queen is said to host a luncheon for the 600 guests following the ceremony and the couple’s carriage ride through Windsor Town at the St. George’s Hall at the Windsor Castle.
Cake Please! –
Source: Peta Uk
The royal wedding cake will be a “lemon elderflower cake to incorporate the bright flavours of spring … covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers,” – London-based American baker Claire Ptak.
After Party Rocks –
What’s a wedding without an after party? Prince Charles is going to host a reception at Frogmore House for around 200 guests.
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