Meghan and Harry's first wedding venue got rejected

Bianca Soldani

Every bride knows that the best wedding venues book out a year in advance.

But you’d think if you were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, you’d be able to pull some strings and work it out – or maybe not.

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.

St. George's Hall was reportedly not Meghan and Harry's first choice. Photo: Getty

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.

The heritage estate was bought for Queen Charlotte and was a favourite haunt of Queen Victoria. Photo: Getty

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.

The couple posed for these engagement photos at Frogmore House. Photo: Getty

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.

Meghan and Harry stepped out to greet crowds at their first public event of the year. Photo: Getty

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