Roll on May 2018. While the exciting news of the forthcoming nupitals were only announced on November 27, everyone is already talking about the couple’s big day. It has been confirmed that Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will tie the knot in St George’s Chapel in Windsor in May in a Church of England ceremony.
The venue seats 800 so expect it be a huge affair with a guest list containing Barack and Michelle Obama, Rock royalty including Elton John, Chris Martin and Ellie Goulding, stars of the sports world including Serena Williams, Andy Murray and of course the Royal Family and Meghan’s ‘Suits’ co-stars. The event will be televised like William and Kate’s but unfortunately due to the layout of the chapel there will be no “royal kiss” on the balcony that is synonymous with royal weddings taking place in London, near to Buckingham Palace. Also there will be no public holiday in the UK on the day, Kensington Palace has already confirmed.
It is heavily tipped that Prince William will act as Best Man for Harry while Kate, will take a back seat and sit in the congregation like she did at her sister Pippa’s recent wedding to James Matthews. It is likely that George and Charlotte, the Prince’s only neice and nephew, will act as flower girl and page boy respectively.
And now to the most talked about subject matter – the dress! French designer Roland Mouret is currently tipped as favourite to design Meghan’s wedding gown with odds of 13/2 by Bet Fair. Markle is said to be a “huge fan” of Mouret after meeting him on a trip to Istanbul. She has also worn several of his gowns at high profile events.
This is closely followed by Alexander McQueen (who designed Kate Middleton’s wedding gown) with odds of 7/1 and Toronto based designer Mikhael Kane with odds of 9/1.
Whatever she wears we’re sure this LA beauty (with a half Dutch, English and Irish father and African American mother) will make for the most beautiful bride.
The Queen has already welcomed Meghan into the family. The union just goes to show how far the Royal Family has come in recent years that a self-confessed “half black, half white divorcee” has been so openly accepted by the British Monarchy.