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The Royal Wedding: Know About Time, Schedule, Other Details For Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s Wedding

The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is the talk of the town and the people around the globe are gearing up for their wedding. The wedding day is almost here and we can’t wait for the couple to tie the knot in a fairytale extravaganza. Soon after the engagement, it was announced that the duo will say ‘I Do’ to each other on May 19. In a statement, Kensington Palace said, “Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.”

The wedding will be taking place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. In the morning Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland will travel with her to the Windsor Castle and guests will start arriving at the venue between 9:30 am to 11 am. The members of the royal family will start to arrive from 11:20 am. The Royal family members will enter the chapel via Galilee Porch by foot or by a car that will witness around 800 guests during the wedding ceremony.

Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading, and all three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales, will be in attendance. The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and The Archbishop of Canterbury will perform official duties as the couple makes their vows. The service is expected to take an hour.

 



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After the service, the couple will acknowledge the 200 representatives of Prince Harry’s charities that will be gathered in the Cloister.

Immediately after the wedding ceremony, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will leave the Windsor Castle in a carriage. The couple will be driven around Castle Hill, Windsor High Street and into the town center – along Sheet Street, Kings Road, and Albert Road.

After driving around beautiful tree-lined areas, the duo will be back in the Windsor Castle for their wedding reception.

♦ 9 am: Members of the public who have been invited to watch the wedding day from the grounds of Windsor Castle begin to arrive.

♦ 9.30-11.00: Wedding guests arrive at the Castle’s famous Round Tower coach and enter the chapel through the South Door and take their seats.

♦ 11.20: Members of the royal family begin to arrive and enter via the Galilee Porch.

♦ 11.45: Prince Harry and his brother the Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Chapel’s West Steps, probably on foot walking past the thousands of spectators invited into the grounds of the castle. The moment will give Harry the chance to acknowledge the 200 representatives from charities he is associated with gathering in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps.

♦ 11.55-11.59: Following protocol, the Queen will be the last member of the royal family to arrive for the wedding service.

♦ 11.59: Ms. Markle arrives at the Chapel’s West Steps by car, from her overnight accommodation, with some of her bridesmaids and pageboys. She will start her journey, which will take her past some of the crowds in the Long Walk, with her mother Doria Ragland.

♦ 12.00: Wedding Begins

♦ 1.00pm: Wedding ends and the newlyweds emerge at the West Steps of the Chapel. They will be waved off on their carriage procession through Windsor by members of both families. The congregation will file out of the chapel to see the newlyweds leave before heading to St George’s Hall for the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen.

♦ 1.05pm: Around this time the carriage procession through the streets of Windsor will begin, taking 25 minutes.

♦ 7.00pm: Bride and groom departing Windsor castle for the evening reception at Frogmore House hosted by the Prince of Wales.