This weekend sees the marriage of Princess Diana’s youngest son, Harry. Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle and this weeks run up will no doubt see rehearsal after rehearsal of the national event.
Harry, who is known by many for being one of the more risqué members of the Royal family has already broken a longstanding tradition and opted to hold the wedding on a Saturday. Something which hasn’t been done before.
The service is taking place within the grounds of Windsor Castle at St George’s Chapel, the christening place of Harry in 1984.
Conducting the service will be the Dean of Windsor, Rt Revd. David Conner with the Archbishop of Canterbury officiating the marriage.
Coverage of the event will be starting at 9am, with the wedding ceremony set to formally start with Ms. Markle’s arrival at 12pm.
Harry and his best man, Prince William, will be arriving at the venue at 11.45. Harry will have representatives of the regiments he’s served with involved in the service, alongside around 200 representatives of Charites associated with the 33-year-old Prince.
It’s going to be an extremely grand affair, and whether you’re a fan of the Royal family or a sceptic, expect coverage to be inescapable for the day.
Meghan and Harry were first revealed to be a couple back in November 2016 in a Kensington Palace Press release. It wasn’t until May the following year that the actress appeared officially as a royal girlfriend, watching Harry play polo.
The wedding announcement was then made in November 2017 and since then the couple have made a few appearances together in the media spotlight.
Harry and Meghan met after being set up on a blind date, they went on two dates in quick succession with Harry then convincing Meghan to join him in Botswana for a few days. Where Harry says; “we camped out together under the stars for five days.”
Following the wedding the couple will embark on a two-mile tour of Windsor, allowing them to greet the well-wishers. This will then end before they move onto their first formal reception in St George’s Hall along with 600 guests.
A second evening reception will take place later in the evening and offer the newlyweds a more private setting and only have friends and family in attendance.
Whatever your view on the Royal Family, Saturday is going to be a day where you’ve got an excuse to drink Pimms and Prosecco from 9am. Which is hard to argue with…