The wedding of the year is just months away and now, Kensington Palace have revealed exciting new details on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s special day.
The couple will ride in a horse-and-carriage through the streets of Windsor after saying “I do” at St George’s Chapel, palace officials confirmed on Sunday, British newspaper People reported. And if it’s anything like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s carriage procession in 2011, expect it to be hugely popular, with throngs of cheering crowds.
According to the palace’s statement, the ceremony will begin at 12pm (11pm in Australia) on Saturday May 19. The palace had previously announced the date of the wedding, but the timing of the wedding hadn’t been confirmed.
“Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement,” a palace spokesman said, according to the Mirror newspaper. “They are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public.”
The soon-to-be newlyweds will be married by the Justin Welby, who is the Archbishop of Canterbury, while the full service will be led by David Connor, the dean of Windsor.
An hour later, at 1pm local time, the couple will parade through the streets of Windsor as husband and wife. According to the palace’s statement, their route will take them from Windsor Castle via Castle Hill and process along the High Street through Windsor Town before returning to the castle along the Long Walk.
“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” palace officials said.
After the procession, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and guests from the wedding ceremony, followed by a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family, hosted by Harry’s father, the Prince of Wales.
There’s no word yet on the guest list or the number of people expected at St George’s Chapel on the day.
The loved-up couple announced their engagement in November after 18 months of dating and later revealed they had chosen St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, about an hour from central London, for their ceremony. The prince popped the question over a cosy dinner at Nottingham Cottage in early November. “It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic,” Meghan told the BBC.
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