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15 Interesting Details about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Highly Anticipated Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a visit to Catalyst Inc. Image: Wikimedia Commons

The biggest royal wedding of the year is just days away and every royal follower is tuned in for this fabulously fairy tale gathering that welcomes celebrities, royalties, and everyone close to the couple's hearts. So, what do you need to know about this wedding?

1. The wedding will take place on May 19, British noon time.

2. The couple will exchange vows inside Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel, a rather intimate location if compared to Prince William’s and Kate’s wedding venue that is the Westminster Abbey.

3. About 600 guests—to whom the invitations had already been sent last March 22—are expected to attend the Royal Wedding.

4. A good 2,640 of the British public have also been invited to grace the event. This group is comprised of Royal Households and Crown Estate members, folks from the Windsor Castle community, local school pupils, representatives from charities and organizations supported by Meghan and Prince Harry, as well as selected citizens from all over United Kingdom.

5. St. George’s Chapel dean David Conner is the one tasked to conduct the service. On the one hand, the vows will be spoken in front of Canterbury archbishop and Church of England’s religious head Justin Welby.

6. Bridesmaid and pageboy duties go to Princess Charlotte and Prince George, respectively.

7. The reception will be held at the St. George’s Hall, however a highly exclusive soirée with 200 VIPs will take place at the Frogmore House.

8. Claire Ptak, who runs a small store in London called Violet Bakery (which Meghan is quite obsessed with), will do the royal wedding cake! It is said to be a lemon elderflower cake that has lots of buttercream on it, and which will be embellished with fresh flowers!

9. There will not be any bouquet throwing incident happening at the reception. Since 1923, more specifically since King George VI’s and Queen Elizabeth’s wedding, the flowers end up on top of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which can be found at the Westminster Abbey.

10. There will be no kissing on the balcony as well. Why? Windsor Castle does not have a balcony! But, the couple is expected to share a smooch while doing a tour of Windsor—on a marvelous carriage—right after the rites.

11. Instead of material gifts, Prince Harry and Meghan have instead encouraged their guests to just make donations to their seven chosen charities.

12. Rumor has it that the couple will go honeymooning in Namibia, Africa.

13. What about Meghan’s dress? The design and the designer remain to be a top secret. Erdem Moralioglu, a Canadian-Turkish designer whose garbs Meghan—as well as Kate—has worn over the years, was first believed to be the choice. However, Ralph and Russo recently popped up as allegedly designing the soon-to-be-princess' gown. 

14. The Queen is expected to give a title to Prince Harry. It is highly possible that he would be made 
Duke of Sussex or Duke of Clarence, titles previously awarded to the sons of King George III. 

15. Meghan Markle's father will walk his daughter down the aisle, despite Meghan's half-brother's previous claim that the bride had snubbed her family. 



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