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Everything You Want to Know about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding source: Instagram @kensingtonroyal

Everything You Want to Know about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding

Written by Madelyn Smith

Another royal wedding is upon us! Even though we are still awing over Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding (especially her dress), we are finally saying goodbye to Prince Harry’s bachelor (party boy) days and hoping that he finally gets his fairy-tale ending to actress Meghan Markle.

When is the Royal Wedding?

In less than a month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to wed on May 19, 2018, at Noon in the UK ( 4 AM PST!!). 

 The Location

The ceremony will take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle is known to be one of the Queen’s most favorite residences. After their service, the newly-weds will have a carriage procession through the town of Windsor, which will be pulled by a couple of special horses.

Their afternoon reception will be in St. George’s Hall, where they will be able to greet guests. Their special day will end with a dinner party, hosted by Prince Charles, for close friends and family.

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The Wedding Invitations

Following tradition, the invitations were produced by Barnard and Westwood. The invitations used black and gold ink and had The Three Feather Badge of The Prince of Wales stamped on them.


The Guest List

Since no official guest list has been announced, we can only dream of a star-studded event. This includes:

  • Serena Williams– a BFF of Meghan’s
  • Rihanna– has done charity work with Harry
  • The Beckhams– close to royal family and attended Prince William’s and Kate’s wedding
  • The rest of the Spice Girls – Mel B has hinted that the Spice girls will be in attendance, maybe even performing!!
  • Elton John– was a close friend of Princess Diana and attended the royal wedding in 2011
  • Suits cast – Meghan’s co-stars of seven seasons

What we do know for sure about the guest list, is that Harry and Meghan have invited 2,640 people to come to the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the arrivals of guests and to see the carriage procession after. This includes people from the public, charities the couple works with, students from local schools, and community members of the castle. Kensington Palace has announced a few of the attendees from the public.


The Cake

Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had chosen chef Claire Ptak to make the cake for their big day. Their cake will be 8 tiers of everything spring; a lemon elderflower cake topped with buttercream frosting and fresh flowers. The chef has ties to Ms. Markle as she was once interviewed for the bride-to-be’s website, The Tig

We’re in love with this flavor choice! Check out our elderflower gin recipe that has us feelin’ like royalty with every sip.


The Flowers

Philippa Craddock will design the flowers for the wedding and the reception in St. George. The flower arrangements will include white garden roses, peonies, and foxgloves with branches of birch, beech, and hornbeam. The flowers will be sourced from local parks and royal estates. Following tradition, Meghan’s bouquet will contain at least one sprig of myrtle.  From Elizabeth to Diana to Kate, royal bouquets have included this since Queen Victoria’s wedding in 1840.


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Luckily, peonies are one of Meghan’s favorite flowers! She had posted pictures of them on her deleted social media accounts.

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The Photographer

Meghan and Harry have decided that Alexi Lubomirski will take their official photos post-ceremony at Windsor Castle. Lubomirski is the same photographer that took their engagement photos, which means there are probably more candid photos of the couple to come!! 

The Wedding Party

The wedding will be a royal family affair. It was confirmed that Prince William will be Prince Harry’s Best Man. It is assumed that Prince George will be a pageboy and that Princess Charlotte will be a flower girl. Since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, Kate will have no role in the wedding except to enjoy the ceremony.

Meghan Markle’s Maid of Honor remains a mystery. It has been confirmed though by Priyanka Chopra that she is not the Maid of Honor. This leaves two big contenders, Markle’s mother Doria Ragland or her longtime BFF Jessica Mulroney.


The Ring

It’s all about the ring! Prince Harry designed the ring himself. The ring includes one diamond from Botswana and two smaller stones from Diana’s collection. There is a deeper meaning behind Harry’s choice. Not only does it have a tribute to his mother, Harry also refers to Botswana as his “second home”. The couple has vacationed there together on occasion.

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