You’re going to want to set your clocks for the crack of dawn on May 19, if you’re a royals watcher. Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be getting hitched at 7 a.m. EST at St. George’s Chapel. That’s noon U.K. time.
In an over-the-top display of FOMO, the newlyweds will then catch a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Windsor, just like Prince William and Kate Middleton did after their ceremony in 2011.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement. They are looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public and wanted to share the following details about their wedding on May 19th. They have today confirmed that their wedding will begin at 12noon, followed by a carriage procession at 1pm around Windsor Town, and reception at St George's Hall. Later that evening, The Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family. ?PA
The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and the Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate as the couple make their vows.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds, in their carriage, will undertake a traditional Carriage Procession from the Chapel through Windsor Town returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk (whatever that means). “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,” said the statement from Kensington Palace.
Following the service, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and the guests from the congregation.
Later that evening, Harry’s father, Prince Charles, will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
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Every official update by Kensington Palace can be read through this Twitter thread.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement. pic.twitter.com/NiKWgVVboJ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 12, 2018
Princess Eugenie will be the next young royal to get married. The 27-year-old will be walking down the aisle this fall, in the same Chapel that Prince Harry and Meghan will be married in. Eugenie is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and is eighth in line to the throne. She’s the second child of Andrew and Fergie, the latter of whom is not invited to Harry and Meghan’s wedding.