What’s the deal with the Royal Wedding?
Get the lowdown on Royal Wedding screenings and spin-off events in London with our guide to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s inescapable wedding day in May 2018
Remind me, who’s getting hitched then?
Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales (Prince Harry) is marrying American actress Rachel Meghan Markle (Meghan Markle). They met on a blind date organised by a mutual friend in July 2016 and they announced the relationship to the world in November of that year. Now it’s all systems go and they’re getting royally hitched in London.
Hoorah! When and where are they tying the knot?
The pair are making it official at noon on Saturday May 19, 2018. The ceremony will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and will last about an hour. Then they’ll hop in a carriage for a procession through Windsor to wave at the members of the public who want a piece of the wedding action.
When will my invite arrive?
If you’ve not got one by now, you’re not joining Harry and Meghan on the dance floor, sorry guys. But a hefty 2,640 people have been invited to join the celebrations and stand on the grounds of Windsor Castle to see the wedding party enter and exit the chapel. People who work for charities, community organisations and young people who’ve shown strong leadership will make up the throng. But you didn’t want to go anyway, right? Nothing good happens outside of the M25.
So I’ll just catch the highlights on TV then?
You can watch the whole thing if you want, thanks to a live-stream organised by Kensington Palace. Play royal wedding drinking games or rank the frankly absurd hats sported by guests (we’re expecting great things from you, Eugenie and Beatrice). More details about the TV timings will be released soon.
All I really care about is the cake. Give me the lowdown.
Well, it’s being made by east London’s fave baker Claire Ptak of Violet bakery. She’s been tasked with whipping up a lemon and elderflower cake meant to ‘incorporate the bright flavours of spring’ and it’ll have lashings of buttercream and plenty of fresh flowers cascading from its tiers. Good luck placing an order from them anytime soon.
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