The ceremony and two receptions will bring together Britain’s most senior royals, including Harry’s grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, and Prince Charles, Meghan’s mother and a lot of UK and US celebrities. It’s set to be the biggest social event of the year and will be followed by millions around the world. Some 1,200 ordinary members of the public have been invited to watch from within the grounds of Windsor Castle as the couple’s 600 or so guests arrive at St. George’s Chapel. Bridesmaids and page boys include Harry’s four-year-old nephew Prince George and three-year-old niece Prince Charlotte, as well as Markle’s godchildren.
Meghan and her mother
The couple has decided to break with custom on several fronts. Prince Charles will walk Meghan down the Quire aisle to the foot of the altar. As a military veteran and Captain General of the Royal Marines, Harry will wear the ceremonial uniform. Harry and Meghan will say their vows in front of their guests and a TV audience of potentially millions around the world. The dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, will conduct the service. After, the newlyweds will make their way to the horse-drawn carriage which will carry them in procession through the streets of Windsor.