With around three months until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, excitement is beginning to mount.
Just last week we brought you a recap about everything we know about the royal wedding and now yet more details have emerged.
After their nuptials, the newly married couple will ride through the streets of Windsor in an open carriage.
The ceremony will take place on May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and afterwards the couple will emerge to greet the members of public before taking a celebratory ride around Windsor.
The carriage procession will take a route from St George’s Chapel, along the High Street and through Windsor, returning to the castle along the Long Walk.
According to Kensington Palace, the couple hope the short procession will mean more people come to Windsor to enjoy the atmosphere of the day.
And that’s not the only detail that has been released. The couple have also announced that the royal wedding service will begin at midday and will be conducted by The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner, will conduct the Service.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Rt Hon. Justin Welby, will also officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.
After the ceremony, at 1pm, the couple will leave for their procession before returning to a reception at St George’s hall for guests of the congregation.
The timing of the big day is significant as the wedding ceremony is due to take place on the same day as the FA Cup final.
After some speculation that the service might clash with the match, news that the wedding will begin at midday, means this is unlikely to happen as recent finals have kicked off at 5.30pm.
As the president of the Football Association, Prince William usually attends the FA Cup final and presents the trophy.
But this year, the Duke of Cambridge, will likely be busy with wedding duties, although last month he joked about whether or not he would be his brother’s best man, revealing that he had yet to be asked.
If William is required to fulfil his trophy presenting duties, Windsor Castle is about an hour’s drive away from Wembley stadium which means the Duke would be absent from the wedding celebrations for quite some time.
And odds have been cut on Prince William doing just that.
“Now that we know the exact timing of the wedding at midday we have odds of 2/1 that Wills will be able to get from Windsor to Wembley in time for the final, which in recent years has kicked off at 5.30,” a spokesperson from Betfair revealed.
“The former RAF helicopter pilot could even chopper himself in for the game, present the Cup and be back in Windsor in time for the big party.”
Speaking of the evening celebrations, Harry’s father, The Prince of Wales is set to host a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
A statement by Kensington Palace 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.”
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