After the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement last month, the world has turned their attention towards the upcoming Royal Wedding.
(Don’t worry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are still our favourites!)
And just last week, Kensington Palace revealed the exact date of the Royal Wedding and its location!
Fans of the royal family should mark their calendars for 19 May, 2018. The couple are due to tie the knot on the same day as the FA Cup finals.
Royal Wedding Location Announced
The Royal Wedding is set to happen at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, the principal residence for Queen Elizabeth II.
It is is also the planned burial site for the Queen.
“Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year,” Kensington Palace spokesman Jason Knauf previously said.
St. George’s Chapel is over 500 years old. Other notable royal weddings include that of the children of Queen Victoria.
The 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is expected to lead the Royal Wedding in May and conduct Christian pre-marital counselling sessions with the couple.
Meghan will be baptised into the Church of England, and will become a British citizen before the wedding.
The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, according to the Kensington Palace. This includes the cost of the church service, flowers, decorations and the reception.
An estimated 2 billion people watched the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011. Will you be tuned in to Prince Harry and Meghan Markles’ matrimony come May?
If you do happen to catch the Royal Wedding, look out for these quirky royal traditions Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have to follow:
1. The groom won’t be wearing a traditional suit
Instead, Prince Harry, like his brother Prince William, will have to wear a military uniform. This is a tradition that dates back to Prince Albert. Prince Harry has served in the army for ten years and holds the Captain ranking. We can’t wait to see his choice of uniform!
2. The Royal family will always sit on the right hand side of the church
You can expect them to follow this same tradition in May.
3. They will have two wedding cakes
The traditional flavour of the wedding cake should be the English fruit cake and the other is up to the couple to decide.
4. The Royals will not typically wear wedding rings
Have you noticed this is something not practised by the royals? Only Prince Charles wore his wedding ring throughout his marriage with Diana. But other royals do not do this.
Now that you know what to look out for during the Royal Wedding, see if you can spot some other quirks!
Also READ: 17 Royal baby traditions that are quite amusing!