See Inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle will have their wedding celebrations at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
This royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the nuptials will be a more of an intimate affair.
In-spite of it being a small and a private affair, this will still be a royal wedding. But the couple has chosen St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle as their big day venue. This also indicates that Meghan and Harry will have a very different wedding than that of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Well, if we just go deep into the details, St. George’s has a capacity of about 800 people. This is smaller than the Westminster Abbey’s 2,000 people seating. We can say, it’s a fitting size for the future King and Queen Consort of England.
Royal biographer, Andrew Morton says:
“It’s a sign to people that they’re not going to be one of that full-on attention seeking royals. As because they could have had the option of Westminster Abbey, like his brother, William. But to do so would have been to say ‘We are now fully minted public figures'”.
“With St. George’s Chapel at the Windsor Castle, it’s more like the wedding of Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones. They too had a very low-key wedding”.
The chapel, which directly dates back to the 1300’s, has hosted royal weddings for centuries including the union of Charles and Camilla.
The first ever royal wedding to take place at St. George’s Chapel was in 1863. It was of the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Well, space is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Great Britain. It is particularly noted for its magnificent and memorable stone fan vaulting.
A statement from Kensington Palace reads:
“As with each member of the Royal Family, Windsor Castle is a very special place for Prince Harry. He and Ms Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half”.
“They are indeed grateful to Queen Elizabeth for granting permission for the use of the Chapel. This Chapel itself has centuries of royal traditions and has hosted the weddings of many members of the Royal Family”.
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“Prince Harry and Ms Meghan are delighted that the beautiful and peaceful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives together as a happily married couple”.