The news as we know it…
If you’ve been living under a rock, or even just away from the internet, for the past few weeks, you may have missed the incredibly exciting news that Prince Harry is getting married in 2018 to American actress, the beautiful Meghan Markle. We were over the moon to hear the happy news, and couldn’t wait to find out all the details. So here, for you, is all we know along with a few predictions and general wonderings…!
On the 27th November 2017, Clarence House announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, having dated since the summer of 2016, had become engaged earlier in the same month, and with a photo opportunity and interview following, we discovered that a beautifully relaxed and intimate proposal had taken place at the Prince’s cottage over a roast chicken dinner – how sweet!
The couple have chosen St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for their ceremony, where Prince Harry was christened in 1984, and will tie the knot on Saturday the 19th May 2018, unusual for a royal wedding, as they tend to fall on weekdays. The 15th century chapel is grand, but will be perfect for a slightly smaller scale wedding than one hosted by Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral.
So who will be in attendance? Well, we can only guess, but of course there will be a heavy royal presence as well as some of their close friends and probably Meghan’s former cast-mates. Prince William famously approached the Queen to ask for advice for his wedding guest list, explaining that he knew none of the names on the list that he had been supplied with. Her Majesty reportedly said, “It’s your day,” and suggested he start with his friends, adding others afterwards. Meghan herself used to craft invitations for others’ big days, being an expert in calligraphy, so the stationery is bound to be stunning.
Meghan’s friends include her personal stylist Jessica Mulroney as well as Made in Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh and, of course, tennis star Serena Williams. And we can assume that the sweet Princess Charlotte may well be among her flower girls on the big day.
What about the dress?
Royal wedding dresses have a very special place in history, so it’s imperative that the right choice is made. We can imagine the care, precision and attention to every little detail that’s taking place right now! Will Meghan go for a classic ballgown, like Harry’s mother, Diana? Or follow in the footsteps of soon-to-be sister-in-law Kate, with her McQueen gown with lace appliqué and overlaid bodice? A royal wedding gown usually has sleeves and some intricate lacework, and will be designed by a top designer. Meghan is known for her immaculate style and elegant outfits so we’re definitely in for a stylish treat.
We can’t wait to find out more – and for the big day itself!