Royal Wedding 101: It’s The Final Countdown
Everything You Need To Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Big Day
Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will marry inside St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle — Saturday, May 19, 2018. They will be surrounded by 600 of their closest friends, family, and international dignitaries.
The Prince, 33, and California “Suits” star, 36, were introduced through a mutual friend in July 2016. A year later, they announced their engagement — Here’s what you need to know.
What time is the ceremony?
The event begins at 12 p.m. GMT — that’s 4 a.m. Pacific and 7 a.m. Eastern Time. However, television coverage will begin much earlier that day, in some places, even Friday night — depending on your time zone.
Wow. The folks are already lining the streets for the Royal Wedding in England! #RoyalWedding2018 pic.twitter.com/7JLsN0qVPt
— Spencer Saylor (@_SpencerSaylor) May 19, 2018
How and where can you watch?
The Royal Wedding will be hard to miss. All major networks will be broadcasting this event. You can find coverage on PBS, E! BBC America, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox — CNN and HLN will also have journalists on site. The NBC’s “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will co-anchor “Today at the Royal Wedding” from 1:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Pacific time. ABC News and “Good Morning America” will broadcast special coverage from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Pacific time as well. Youtube will also be streaming wedding festivities starting at noon UK time (7 a.m, ET or 4 a.m. PT). Around 5,000 journalists and other media outlets have been allowed to cover the royal wedding and that doesn’t included those who will be reporting from newsrooms around the world.
I’m waking up at 3am to watch the #RoyalWedding2018. Who’s with me??
— Shiri Appleby (@ShiriAppleby) May 18, 2018
List of Events
Wedding guests will arrive at Windsor Castle’s Round Tower by coach and will be seen walking in through the South Door of St. George’s Chapel between 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m.
Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William will likely arrive at the chapel on foot, while Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland are expected to travel by car so that they can be seen by the public. Prince Charles will be walking Markle down the aisle, as her father couldn’t be in attendance.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate the Anglican wedding ceremony which is expected to take about an hour. The chapel’s choir will perform and Rev. Michael Bruce Curry of Chicago, will give a sermon. Members of the royal family will give the reading.
Who is on the Royal Guest List?
In addition to the 600 guests, previously mentioned — the extended British royal family. Sadly, still affected by the devastating loss of their mother Princess Diana, three siblings of the princess will attend and celebrate with the family at the wedding. Potential guests include some of Markle’s “Suits” costars, tennis star Serena Williams, David and Victoria Beckham and the Spice Girls, who are expected to perform.
Bearing The Queen’s signature, the Instrument of Consent records Her Majesty’s consent to the Marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. #RoyalWedding
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— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 13, 2018
How could you possibly not love #Meghan👸 more? Tell me. She just practically invited everyone at #Suits! ❤😍#HarryandMeghan #RoyalWedding #RoyalWedding2018 pic.twitter.com/1FqrcpXSBU
— Kirby (@kirbyspecter) May 18, 2018
Who are the Best Man and Maid of Honor?
The Duke of Cambridge will be Prince Harry’s best man. Markle, however, is not having a maid of honor. Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte 3, the children of Prince Harry will be a page boy and a bridesmaid. Other bridesmaids, will consist of some of Harry’s goddaughter, and Markle’s goddaughters.
And so tomorrow is the big day! #RoyalWedding2018
Her boys were her life & she always seemed extra protective of Harry. How she’ll be missed tomorrow.
Wishing Harry all the very best, hope both he & Meghan enjoy their special day! pic.twitter.com/bYWUjPOyhy
— princessdianafan (@Dianafan100) May 18, 2018
What is Harry wearing? Where’s the Dress?
Harry is expected to wear a military uniform. As for the dress, we’ll have to wait and see…
New: lovely #RoyalWedding2018 pic of Meghan Markle and her mum Doria arriving at Cliveden House hotel where she’ll spend her last night as a single woman! pic.twitter.com/Dif49xxPLW
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) May 18, 2018
Last but not least — The Wedding Cake?
The cake will be a lemon elderflower creation covered with buttercream and fresh flowers. The cake was made by pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery Violet. With a team of six bakers, Ptak has been working on the cake in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace for the past five days.
Break out your favorite hat and a cup of tea! It’s time for a wedding.
The clock has struck midnight here in the UK which can only mean one thing……*🥁drum roll🥁*……IT’S OFFICIALLY #RoyalWedding DAY! 🤵👰🏽👑🇬🇧 #HarryandMeghan #RoyalWedding2018 pic.twitter.com/lqlQfuz2Bs
— Prince Louis (@PrinceHRHLouis) May 18, 2018
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