Every bride knows that the best wedding venues book out a year in advance.
Apparently, the royal couple had to settle for St. George’s Hall, where they’ll tie the knot on May 19, because their first choice got turned down.
According to an insider, the pair originally wanted to hold their reception at Frogmore House in Windsor, the 300-year-old estate where the couple held their official engagement portrait shoot.
“They would have loved Frogmore for the party,” the source told the Daily Mail, “particularly Meghan, who has called it 'dreamy,' but they have been told St. George’s Hall is far more practical.”
Royal aides are said to have declined the venue that was purchased by the royal family in 1792 for Queen Charlotte.
Along with impressive lawns that stretch out onto a lake, the house also boasts extensive gardens filled with rare plants.
And Meghan isn’t the only woman to have fallen in love with it as Queen Victoria is said to have been “particularly fond of Frogmore's peaceful ambience and it became her favourite retreat”.
Unlike Prince William and Kate who said ‘I do’ in front of 1,900 people at Westminster Abbey, Megan and Harry will have a much more 800 people at their ceremony at St. George’s Chapel.
Meghan was out making her first public appearance of 2018 yesterday when she and her fiancé were spotted visiting a local radio station in Brixton, London
The couple were welcomed by Reprezent Radio, a 24-hour organisation which supports people under the age of 25 through creative training in radio and broadcasting.
Just six weeks after their engagement, the couple have been quick to embrace charity work , with Meghan shaping up to be the perfect princess.
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