Prince Harry is going to get married to his girlfriend Meghan Markle on May 19. The much-awaited wedding of the year is finally here. It will take place right at 12 PM where the duo will exchange rings after reading their vows. Following the tradition, Megan’s wedding band will be made from Welsh gold.
It was earlier announced that about 1,200 members of the public from every corner of the United Kingdom will be invited. In total, 2,640 invitees will attend the ceremony including family and friends. However, the wedding will not have any political guests.
As the Royals gear up for the wedding, let us fill you in with some of the facts that you should absolutely know.
1. A costly affair
Dress price is unknown but she wore $75,000 dress from Ralph and Russo during her engagement. Judging by that, an estimated dress from the same designer would cost around $340,000.
2. Number of guests and costs
It’s said that the royal family will host 600 guests for lunch and about 200 for dinner. The queen will host the afternoon reception spending about $135 per person. The evening reception by Prince Charles would cost about $340 per person.
3. The wedding venue
The wedding ceremony will take place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Established in the 14th century, it’s the same Church where Prince Harry was baptized.
4. Entry at Madame Tussauds
As this American celebrity is going to be British Royalty, her wax statue secured its place beside Prince Harry’s. The statues were installed in both London and New York chapter of Madame Tussauds.
5. The special engagement ring
Harry designed the ring himself with which he proposed to Meghan. It’s a gold band ring fitted with diamonds from Princess Diana’s jeweler collection.
6. House for the couple
It has been announced that after their marriage the royal couple will live in Nottingham cottage at Kensington Palace.
7. Will she become a princess?
After the wedding, Meghan Markle will be known as ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.’ Alongside, it’s likely she will be given the title Countess or Duchess too. Though she will be called a Princess in the title but will not have the full-status as she is not of royal blood.
8. Floral arrangements cost
It’s estimated that the floral arrangement for the wedding can cost $70,000 or more.
9. Security cost
It’s reported that the security cost can go, as high as, $8 million for this high-status wedding.
10. Prince Harry’s best man
He has announced that his big brother Prince Willam will be the best man. Considering the bond between the two this is quite expected.
11. Walking down the aisle
Who will walk Ms. Markle down the aisle since her own father pulled out of the wedding? It’s reported that Prince Charles will do that part during the ceremony.
12. Breaking the rules?
The royal brides never give speeches on their wedding. However, Megan will be the first one to break that tradition and start something new. It’s reported that she will give a speech at her own wedding.