Prince Harry and Ms Meghan are all set to marry in May of 2018. Everyone is excited about this grand affair. Royals, as well as the whole world, is all ready for their wedding.
Here’s all that we know about the couple’s big day so far.
Also read: Prince Harry Made A Huge Personal Sacrifice When Prince William Proposed To Duchess Kate.
ASKING FOR THE PERMISSION TO MARRY.
Prior to his officially proposing, Harry had to receive permission from Queen Elizabeth. According to the Successions to the Crown Act, the first six in line to the throne need the monarch’s approval.
There is a special license from the Archbishop of Canterbury which is needed. As Meghan Markle was previously married to US film and TV producer, Trevor Engelson, it’s important that they have a licence.
THE ENGAGEMENT RING.
Shortly after Meghan and Harry were engaged, we got our first look at the custom diamond engagement ring. According to the reports, Harry himself designed the piece. It was then made by court jewellers, Cleave and Company using one diamond sourced from Botswana and two smaller stones from Princess Diana’s collection.
THE WEDDING DATE IS HERE.
It looks like the Royals are going to have a pretty busy schedule next spring. Kensington Palace has officially confirmed that Ms Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will get married on May 19, 2018. It is just one month after William and Kate’s third born is due.
Harry and Meghan could have been married in Westminster Abbey. Well, they still can. The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then, it is possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England.
But an official statement from Kensington Palace said that the wedding will instead take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
“As with all the members of The Royal Family, Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry. Harry and Ms Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half. They both are grateful to The Queen for granting permission for the use of that Chapel.
AT THE TIME OF RECEPTION.
After the ceremony and exchanging of wedding vows, they will greet the well-wishers who would want to see a glimpse of the newly-wed couple. They will later enjoy an evening reception with their most trusted friends and family inside the Palace.
Our guess is, it would be a much lower-key ceremony than William and Kate’s.
THE ROYAL WEDDING CAKE.
Royal wedding cakes are traditionally fruitcakes. Or at least the topmost tier is a fruit one. Meghan and Harry are reportedly going unique, as they plan to have a full banana-flavoured wedding cake.
Also read: Meghan Markle ‘Totally Charmed’ The British Royal Family.
WHO WILL LOOK AFTER THE BILL?
Traditionally, the bride’s family pay for all the wedding expenses. But this time, the royal family will be paying for Meghan and Harry’s celebration. The Royal Family will be paying for the core aspects of the wedding. Such as the church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations, and the reception afterwards.