Set your alarms, folks, because we finally know the exact time when Prince Harry will wed his American beauty, Meghan Markle.
Royal watchers across the globe woke up to some good news on Feb. 12 as the royal couple graciously let us in on some of their hush-hush wedding plans.
The couple, who announced their engagement on Nov. 27, have left the public on edge waiting for new details to emerge. Finally, our curiosity has been satisfied. Well, somewhat satisfied. We’re still waiting for a glimpse of that exclusive guest list, of course!
Now, with less than 100 days to go before the royal wedding, Kensington Palace released a slew of new details about the upcoming nuptials on Twitter.
A palace spokesperson said, “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement. They are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public.”
Previously, what little information we knew was only that the ceremony would be held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on Saturday, May 19.
Now, however, we have a wealth of information about what is certain to be the television event of the year — I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good love story?
All we need now is our invitation. (Wink, wink!)
With all the rumours and conjecture out there, it was hard to keep track of what was actually expected to happen on the big day.
To help separate fact from fiction, we break it down for you, with quotes pulled from Kensington Palace’s official Twitter feed.
Wedding Time: “The wedding service will begin at 12 noon at St. George’s Chapel.”
That’s bright and early in the morning for us Canadians, so set your alarm clocks for 7 a.m. (EST) and 4 a.m. (PST) — and don’t forget to steep some tea! We’ll need a little fortification!
Wedding Officiant: “The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Rev. David Conner, will conduct the Service. The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.”
Wedding Procession: “At 1 p.m. the couple, now married, will undertake a Carriage Procession from St. George’s Chapel through Windsor Town returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk. They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”
Public Wedding Reception: “Following the service, there will be a reception at St. George’s Hall for the couple and guests from the congregation. The couple will join this on return from the Carriage Procession.”
Private Wedding Reception: “Later that evening, the Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.”