Shortly after Meghan and Harry announced their plans to marry, on November 27, we were able to see for the first time the engagement ring - personalized diamonds - with which Prince Harry proposed to Meghan.
Harry designed the piece made by the jewelers of the Cleave and Company court using a Botswana diamond and two smaller stones from Princess Diana's collection.
"The ring is obviously yellow gold because it is Meghan's favorite metal, the main stone comes from Botswana and the little diamonds on each side are from my mother's jewelry collection, to make sure she is with us on this trip together "Prince Harry said during the first interview that the couple gave to the BBC (below you have the video of the full interview).
THE DATE AND TIME OF THE WEDDING
The royals are going to have a pretty busy spring this year. Kensington Palace confirmed that Meghan and Harry will get married on May 19, 2018, just one month after the birth of Will and Kate's third son. The wedding will begin at 12:00 on May 19, the carriage tour is followed by Windsor at 13:00 h.
THE REAL PERMIT
On March 15, the Queen of England gave her formal blessing to the Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. "My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Marriage Contract between My Most Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which I do under the Great Seal to be inscribed in the Privy Council Books," he says Your official consent.
According to the Crown Inheritance Law (Successions to the Crown Act), the first six members in line to the throne need the queen's authorization (Harry is currently the fifth).
Official invitations to the royal wedding were mailed in late March. Check out the cards and if you want to know more details click here.
The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by @BarnardWestwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink. pic.twitter.com/cd7LBmRJxO- Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
Meghan and Harry could have married at Westminster Abbey (a spokesman for the Abbey confirmed that their marriage could take place in one of the most famous churches in the world thanks to a recent statement from the Church of England. "The Abbey follows the ruling of the 2002 General Synod, "the spokesman said." Since then, divorced people have been able to marry in the Church of England "). But a statement from Kensington Palace on November 28 revealed that the wedding will take place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
"As with all members of the Royal Family, Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry and he and Mrs. Markle have spent a lot of time there over the past year and a half," the statement said.
"They are grateful to the Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel."
The statement continues to mention that many members of the British royal family, including Prince Edward, have married in the chapel. "Prince Harry and Mrs. Markle are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle are where they start their lives together as a married couple," he says.
According to Reuters, the votes will be officiated by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, while David Conner, dean of Windsor, will lead the service.
Justin Welby is the one who baptized Meghan in a private ceremony earlier this year. And it has also helped the bride to know the church's rules about second marriages.
"It's not a problem" (Meghan Markle and her first husband Trevor Engelson divorced in 2013 for "irreconcilable differences").
Meghan and Harry also plan to "allow the public to feel part of the celebrations." The ceremony is likely to be televised, and 2,640 people from the public will also be invited to celebrate the wedding on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
A WALDSOR RIDE BY WINDSOR
Immediately after the ring exchange, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take a carriage ride through Windsor. The procession will begin at 1:00 p.m. and according to reports, the route will travel the city on High Street before returning by Long Walk.
The #RoyalWedding carriage procession route has been announced by @KensingtonRoyal! Here's what the newly married couple will see in Windsor 🏰💒🍾 # HarryandMeghan #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/FgQ9sMixeo- Visit Windsor (@visitwindsor) February 12, 2018
According to the information we have known, Meghan has already chosen the designer for her wedding dress, and the accessories have begun to be manufactured in Kensington Palace. This is all we know so far about the dress.
THE BRIDE OF THE BRIDE
While details are still scarce about many aspects of the royal wedding, there is one thing we know for sure: the bride's bouquet will feature myrtle, as it is tradition for each royal bouquet to include branches of this evergreen shrub. Decorative flowers for the wedding will include white roses, dedaleras and peonies, designed by florist Philippa Craddock of London. The flowers will be donated to charities after the celebration.
LADIES OF HONOR AND PAGE BOYS
Although they have not yet been formally announced, we do know that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will take place at their uncle Harry's wedding. "The wedding will be a family event. So the family is expected to get involved," Kensington Palace told The Sunday Times.
Until the names are formally announced, here are the predictions of the knights of honor, and here are who we believe will be the bridesmaids.
We do not believe that Meghan and Harry's wedding is a repetition of what we have seen recently from the royal family.Procession of the carriage of William and Kate.
After the Westminster Abbey ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted the thousands of fans who waited to see the procession of the bridal carriage back to Buckingham Palace, where the Queen organized a lunch for 650 guests. Then they enjoyed an evening reception for their closest friends and family inside the Palace.
Meghan and Harry's first reception will take place at St. George's Hall, one of the official halls inside Windsor Castle. Approximately 600 guests will attend the ceremony and the meal organized by the Queen.
Kensington Palace also stated that "later that night, about 200 guests will be invited to the reception at the Frogmore House, offered by The Prince of Wales."
THE BRIDAL CARD
Royal wedding cakes are traditionally fruit-bearing, but Meghan and Harry, according to reports, plan to have a lemon and elderflower cake created by Claire Ptak, a pastry chef founded in California but now owns London's Pastry shop Violet Cakes .
WHO WILL BE CHARGED WITH THE INVOICES?
Tradition mandates that the bride's family pay the wedding expenses, but the royal house is the one who will take care of the bill for Meghan and Harry's wedding. "As in the case of the wedding of the Dukes of Cambridge, the Royal Family will pay for the central acts of the wedding, such as church service, music, flowers, decorations and reception later," according to a statement from the Kensington Palace
Full statement from @KensingtonRoyal about #princeharry & # meghanmarkle's wedding next May. The Queen & DoE will obviously be there, as will Meghan's parents. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding. # RoyalWedding2018 pic.twitter.com/wzDh3wx1lx- Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) November 28, 2017
WHAT WILL MEGHAN'S LAST NAME be?
Once Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, she would technically become Rachel Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor. "Younger members of the royal family have the option of using their last name," explains real historian and writer Carolyn Harris. But royalty rarely uses their last names.
You are also likely to receive a title from the Queen on your wedding day. It is a pretty sure bet that Prince Harry will be awarded the title of Duke and Meghan Duchess, but the question remains from where? Sussex is available, and could be an option.
Meghan will also have the rank of princess, although she will not be known as Princess Meghan. According to the customs of the British nobility, the woman takes the title of her husband, which means that Meghan would become Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales, but not being a British blood princess calling her Princess Meghan would be wrong.
With nearly 1,900 guests invited to the Westminster Abbey service and a global television audience estimated at two billion people, Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding was a great production. And history shows that the weddings of the second brothers in the royal family are up to par.Sarah, the Duchess of York and Prince Andrew on their wedding day in July 1986.
Both Princess Anne, the Queen's second daughter, and her younger brother, Prince Andrew, were married at Westminster Abbey. Anne's marriage to Mark Phillips in 1973 was declared a holiday and both occasions attracted a worldwide television audience of approximately 500 million people. Royalty also followed the tradition of having a procession of carriages after the ceremony, which is an opportunity for honeymooners to greet the crowd before they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the moment everyone waits for. : the first public kiss.Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones on their wedding day, June 19, 1999.
But Harry will follow Prince Edward's example of having a more private wedding. Edward was the only one of Charles's brothers who did not follow the pattern of previous royal weddings when he married Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999. Like Meghan and Harry, the couple chose St. George's Chapel in Windsor for the ceremony. and according to the BBC, the reception at St. George's Hall was mainly for family and friends.
Whether they follow the tradition of a great royal wedding or not, when the actress marries royalty, it will be the event of the year.
Via: Town & Country US