Today the world received a massive update regarding the upcoming Royal Wedding.
We first learned today that Meghan Markle’s father would indeed walk her down the aisle. Meghan’s mother will travel with her by car to Windsor Castle on the morning of the wedding.
Meghan’s mother, Ms Doria Ragland will arrive in the UK the week of the wedding to spend time with her daughter as well as The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kensington Palace noted that Prince Harry wants to involve the memory of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales by having her sister Lady Jane Fellowes give the reading.
According to today’s meeting, more announcements due the final week of the wedding including:
The Instrument of Consent.
Details of the Bridesmaids and Page Boys.
The work of florist Philippa Craddock and the Crown Estate gardeners who have been growing and preparing the flowers that will fill the church.
An update from Claire Ptak, the baker who will make the wedding cake, and the chefs who have been working in the Palace kitchens to make the final preparations.
The full Order of Service will be published on the website on Saturday morning so members of the public can follow the service at home.
Wedding guests will arrive between 930-1100 am. Guests will be arriving at the Round Tower by coach and will walk to the South Door of St George’s Chapel.
The Royal Family will begin to arrive from 1120 am. They will enter St George’s Chapel via the Galilee Porch. Royal watchers will see some of the family arrive by foot, others by car.
Prince Harry and his best man, The Duke of Cambridge will arrive at St George’s Chapel by foot and will enter via the West Steps. By doing so, it will allow Harry and William to greet all of the people gathered in the Castle precincts, including the 200 charity representatives assembled in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps.
Meghan and her mother’s departure from the undisclosed location where they will stay the night before will be covered as well. The route is expected to take them along a portion of the Long Walk so royal fans will be able to catch a glimpse of the bride to be.
Meghan and Ms Raglad will arrive at the Castle, where Ms Ragland will head over to the Chapel. Meghan will then join her Bridesmaids and Page Boys before she resumes her journey to the church, where she will enter via the West Steps.
It is said the service will take approximately one hour.
Following the service, Harry and Meghan will leave the church and greet the 200 representatives of Prince Harry’s charities gathered in the Cloister.
They will leave by carriage, with family waving them off from the West Steps.
The carriage procession will be around 25 minutes.
Kensington Palace: “Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to this part of the day. It will be their chance to express their gratitude for the goodwill and warm wishes they have received from all quarters in the months since their engagement.”
Members of the congregation will leave the church onto the grass to see the commencement of the Procession before walking to the reception at St George’s Hall.
Following the congregation left, the public aspect of the wedding will be over. Viewers will be able to see Harry and Meghan depart Windsor Castle for the evening reception at Frogmore House later.
Harry and Meghan are not jetting off to their honeymoon straightaway. The have an engagement (details have not yet been disclosed) the week following their wedding. Watch this space.