• Sunday, Dec 04, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Royal wedding 2.0 viewing guide: All you need to know

  • Published at 05:10 pm May 18th, 2018
Britain is now gearing up for Prince Harry's wedding to actress Meghan Markle AFP

So when is the wedding again?

It’s Saturday the 19th of May, the clock is about to strike 12, and you’re sitting on your couch in front of your TV–or on your bed with your laptop, for us millennials–while the Royal Wedding approaches. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. As you wait with anticipation, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming high-profile nuptials, all the details you’ve been waiting for.

Not one reception, but two 

The first of two receptions will be the more formal afternoon one, hosted by the queen. According to CNN, “the traditional ceremony will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd David Conner, while the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.” 

The second evening reception, hosted by the Prince of Wales, will be much more intimate.

The venues 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, approximately 32 kilometres west of central London. Royal officials say that the castle is a “special place” for the couple. Starting from 7 pm, the after party will be at Frogmore House, Windsor, which stands half a mile away from Windsor Castle and is hidden from the public eye.

The guest list

Details about the attendees are still very sparse; in fact, we know more about the faces we won’t be seeing. While the capacity of 180-ft long St. George’s Hall can reach up to 800 occupants, the couple has invited around 600 lucky guests. Interestingly enough, none of these select few are political members, and this follows the announcement made by Kensington Palace that the wedding will be politics-free. That includes current American President Donald Trump, and even British leaders, like Prime Minister Theresa May.

With the afternoon reception already being quite selective, the evening reception will be even more private. These golden tickets have been reserved for close friends and family. For those of us not lucky enough to be among those invited to either, the next best option is to watch it live and in comfort from home.

The best man and bridesmaids

As expected, The Duke of Cambridge a.k.a. Prince William, will play the part of Prince Harry’s best man. On the other hand, Meghan Markle will have no bridesmaids because, according to The Daily Telegraph, ‘she’s unable to choose between her friends.’

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been confirmed as pageboy and bridesmaid. The adorable pair stole the show at Pippa Middleton’s nuptials, so they already know the drill.

The dream dress

Meghan Markle is known for being fashionable, and her royal wedding gown will be as much an expression of her personality as her style. Though preliminary sketches have been leaked, the actual designer’s identity will remain a heavily guarded secret until they tie the knot. We’ll just have to wait and see!

The menu 

Royal Chef Mark Flanagan and his team will be cooking up the delicacies and delights, so while we enjoy the spectacle, they’ll be busy in the Royal Kitchen.

The cake

According to The Daily Telegraph, “the couple have asked Claire Ptak, an east London pastry chef, to make an organic lemon and elderflower wedding cake incorporating “the bright flavors of spring.” It will be covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. It is believed to be the first time a Royal couple have eschewed tradition by not serving a fruit cake to their wedding guests.”

Wedding gifts

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have requested that those who wish to send them a wedding gift consider donating to one of several selected charities instead. The seven chosen charities “represent a range of issues that they are passionate about,” which include women’s empowerment, HIV, homelessness and the environment. The couple is just full of surprises, and positive ones to say the least! 

The writer is the Dhaka Tribune Correspondent in Hollywood, CA

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail