Schedule for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding on May 19


The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is expected to be full of fun. However; wedding is to  follow military precision is expected as per Royal Family traditions.

Here are event details confirmed by Kensington Palace so far:

1:00pm PST (0800 GMT): 2,640 people including charity workers, community leaders and military veterans will enter the Windsor Castle grounds. The audience there will be able to see the royals before and after the ceremony. The viewers include 200 people from charities and organizations related to the couple, 100 pupils from schools and 530 royal staff.

1:30pm PST (0830 GMT): The initial number of the 600 wedding guests enter St. George’s Chapel. They are to arrive by coach at the castle’s Round Tower and walk to the South Door of the chapel.

03:00pm PST (1000 GMT): The last guest of non-royal descent enter the chapel.

03:20 am PST (1020 GMT): Members from the royal family arrive on foot and by car. They will enter the chapel through the Galilee Porch on the south. Prince Harry and best man, brother Prince William, arrive at the chapel’s West Steps.

They will arrive most likely on foot and there they will acknowledge the people gathered in the castle precincts.

Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland leave their place of stay and travel to the castle by car. She is joined by bridesmaids and page boys ahead of stepping in the chapel through the West Steps.

04:00 pm PST (1100 GMT): The Royal Procession Begins

The service then begins and Thomas Markle walks his daughter, the bride down the aisle. The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, will be the one to conduct the service. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their wedding vows.

All three of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana’s siblings will be in attendance. Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes will give a reading.

05:00pm PST (1200 GMT): The new wed couple come out from the West Steps of the chapel and acknowledge the people in audience. Close family members will wave them off from the steps as they go on a 25-minute carriage procession as per Royal tradition.

The carriage will take the couple down the High Street and along the Long Walk tree-lined avenue back up to the castle. They will travel in the horse-drawn Ascot Landau carriage escorted by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The carriage will be pulled by four Windsor Grey horses.

If the weather is bad, they will have to travel in the 1830 Scottish State Coach, which has large glass windows and transparent panels in the roof.

05:30pm PST (1230 GMT): The Queen, Elizabeth II, will hold a reception at Windsor Castle´s St. George´s Hall for the couple and their 600 wedding guests. Afterwards, the couple and the royal family will pose for the official pictures taken by portrait photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

Evening: Harry’s father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, hosts a private reception for 200 close friends and family at Frogmore House.


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