Ever since Prince Harry got engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, wedding bells started ringing in everybody’s minds. Just the fact that this is another royal wedding was enough to have the entire world pay keen attention to England. This wedding is bound to be different from any other royal wedding in the past. Because of this reason people have drawn certain speculations on how Meghan’s and Harry’s wedding would look like.
The main details:
The Kensington Palace confirmed on the 15th of December 2017, that the couple would get married on the 19th of May 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (England time) They are supposed to have the wedding at St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle in England, which holds great significance as it was where Harry was baptized as well. The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby is set to officiate the wedding. The Duke of Windsor and the Right Reverend, David Connor will conduct the rest of the service.
What will the couple be wearing?
Given as how Prince Harry was promoted to the rank of Captain General of the Royal Marines, he would most likely be garbed in the full uniform and medals. The dress Meghan would be wearing, is not confirmed yet. However, she won’t be doing her own makeup, as she did with the engagement. Ingrid Sewel says that Markel would “have the Spencer tiara, which is also Harry’s heritage and is the one Diana wore on her wedding day”. This is considered to be a tribute to princess Diana.
Who would be coming to the wedding?
On the groom’s side, he has sent out an official message stating that his brother, prince William would be the best man. Prince George and princess Charlotte will also have major roles to play in the wedding party. Duchess Kate’s parents and siblings have confirmed their attendance. The cast and the crew of Suits including Patrick J. Adams, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Gabriel Macht, are also rumored to come. Meghan has invited some of her close personal friends such as, Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr. Harry has invited James Blunt, Ellie Goulding and Joss Stone. Though it is not confirmed yet, Fergie and Sir Elton John are assumed to do performances at the wedding reception.
Traditional or unconventional?
This is the question that everyone has been asking, as Markle has made quite a lot of news by being a different kind of princess. However, for the most part, the wedding would be similar to that of William and Kate. The wedding will be split in two. There would be a party at night, with food that represents both their tastes. This party is rumored to be very unconventional and more American than British in style.
Meghan would have a maid of honor and not a chief bridesmaid. The sources have reported that there will be some eccentric surprises to the not-so-royal wedding.
Another twist is that Meghan Markle has requested her mother to walk her down the aisle instead of her father. Her step sister and half brother would not be attending the reception.
There will be no bachelorette party for Markel as she has planned on a simple, lowkey unisex party with her closest friends. However, William has planned a stag party for Harry, which would be more or less traditional.