Meghan Markle as well as Prince Harry’s royal wedding will be almost here!
As they gear up for their upcoming spring nuptials, ET’s breaking down everything you need to know about their special day. by what time to set your alarm to what their cake will taste like, we’ve got you covered that has a complete guide to what’s sure to be the biggest event of the year for the royal family as well as their fans.
When will be the wedding?: Saturday, May 19
Where are they getting married?: Meghan as well as Harry will say “I do” at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England.
What time will be everything happening?: The day will start that has a church service, which will begin precisely at 12 p.m. GMT (that will’s 7 a.m. for the East Coasters, as well as 4 a.m. for all of you on Pacific Standard Time). One hour later, the public will get their first glimpse of Meghan as well as Harry as newlyweds when they take a carriage procession by the chapel along the High Street as well as through Windsor Town before returning to Windsor Castle. Later, Meghan as well as Harry will attend two separate receptions.
How many people were invited?: Approximately 0 guests were invited to both the service at St. George’s Chapel as well as a lunchtime reception at St. George’s Hall, which will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. Around 0 guests were also invited to the private reception Prince Charles will host at Frogmore House.
Additionally, 2,640 members of the public will be allowed into the grounds of Windsor Castle. Meghan as well as Harry asked Lord Lieutenants to personally invite 1,0 people to join the celebrations, including young people who have shown strong leadership, as well as those who have served their communities.
Who’s on the guest list?: While we’re still awaiting the official list of attendees, we’re expecting a slew of celebrities to attend Meghan as well as Harry’s nuptials, including the Spice Girls, David Beckham, Elton John, Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra as well as the actress’ Suits co-stars. We also have our fingers crossed that will Rihanna, Cara Delevingne as well as Margot Robbie will be on hand to watch the lovebirds say “I do.”
Who’s inside the wedding party?: As the nuptials gear closer, we’re starting to get more information about who may be standing by Meghan as well as Harry’s side as they exchange vows. We already know Prince William will stand in as Harry’s best man (though he joked he has yet to be asked!), as well as a source tells ET that will there’s a few ladies who could serve as the brunette beauty’s maid of honor.
“Lindsay Roth will be her best friend by Northwestern [University], Heather Dorak [her Pilates instructor] by Los Angeles as well as [stylist] Jessica Mulroney are her closest friends,” the source says. “Meghan served as Lindsay’s maid of honor when she was married a year ago.”
Who are the page boys/flower girls?: Earlier This kind of year, This kind of was confirmed that will the Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge’s two children, Prince George as well as Princess Charlotte, might be filling these roles. yet This kind of month we learned that will Meghan as well as Harry may be including a few additional children on their special day. A source believes Jessica as well as Ben Mulroney’s daughter, Ivy, could join Charlotte as a flower girl, as well as Benita Litt’s daughters, whom Meghan once referred to as her “fairy goddaughters” on her Instagram page. As for kids on Harry’s side, the source says his mentor, Mark Dyer, features a young son that will could potentially be a page boy. The source also believes Harry will include his cousins’ kids — Zara Tindall’s daughter, Mia, as well as Peter Phillips’ daughters, Isla as well as Savannah.
Will there be ushers?: Yes. Seeing as hundreds of guests are likely to attend, Meghan as well as Harry will certainly need help ushering people into St. George’s Chapel. “Harry has several close friends since childhood who all could serve as ushers,” a source told us earlier This kind of month. “Charlie as well as Tom van Straubenzee, Tom Inskip, Guy Pelly, Adam Bidwell as well as Arthur Landon, along with Mark Dyer, are among Harry’s very closest friends.”
Have Meghan as well as Harry hired a photographer?: They have! While plenty of photographers will lineup outside of St. George’s Chapel, the lovebirds have chosen Alexi Lubomirski as their official photographer. He’s the same person that will shot their stunning engagement photos.
What does Meghan’s wedding ring look like?: Meghan’s ring will be truly one of a kind, as Harry commissioned the triad design himself! This kind of includes two side diamonds that has a larger center stone, all in a yellow gold setting (reportedly Meghan’s favorite). The smaller diamonds on the band are by the personal collection of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, while the main stone will be by Botswana, the site of their earliest vacation together, as well as a country Harry often visits. The custom sparkler, pictured below, will be valued at a reported $66,750.
What type of dress will she wear while walking down the aisle?: To be determined! Information about Meghan’s wedding gown has been kept under tight wraps, yet we do know that will Jessica flew to London earlier This kind of year to help her friend choose a dress designer. According to Vanity Fair, Meghan will have two, custom-made wedding dresses — the first will be “an elaborate yet traditional bridal gown” for the ceremony as well as reception, as well as the second will be “a glamorous, more sophisticated” gown she’ll change into for the evening to “party the night away” with less restriction.
Meghan will be keeping the details of the gowns top-secret. VF reports that will her designer has been sworn to secrecy — as well as not even Prince Harry knows who he/she will be.
ET recently caught up with celebrity designer Mark Zunino. Though he’s not sure who’s creating the custom dress — “I’m trying to get This kind of out of Jessica!” — he estimates Meghan’s gown will cost “at least $100,000 or more.”
“You know, [This kind of will cost] $100,000 to $300,000, because she’s going to showcase everyone: herself, her family, his family, the country, our country, Canada. She’s representing everything,” Zunino shared. “I wouldn’t be surprised if she picked a Canadian designer, yet something that will will be either her roots or respectful to the country that will she’s marrying into.”
Perhaps Meghan will pick a similar style to This kind of gorgeous Anne Barge number she wore in an episode of Suits?
Do the guests have to follow a dress code?: Yes. As the official invitations revealed, anyone attending Meghan as well as Harry’s wedding will be likely to dress in uniform, a morning coat, lounge suit or a day dress that has a hat, like This kind of one Kate Middleton wore at Zara Phillips’ wedding to Mike Tindall in 2011:
What type of cake are they serving?: Pastry chef Claire Ptak will be baking a cake that will’s perfect for spring! Kensington Palace revealed the dessert will have a lemon elderflower flavor as well as be “covered with buttercream as well as decorated with fresh flowers.”
Just like Meghan, Claire will be originally by California, yet today lives in London. She opened up her own shop, Violet Bakery, in 2010, as well as was previously featured on Meghan’s lifestyle blog, The Tig, before she shut This kind of down due to royal etiquette.
Who will be their florist?: Kensington Palace revealed London-based floral designer Philippa Craddock will create the displays at St. George’s Chapel as well as for St. George’s Hall. The floral displays at the Windsor chapel will be created using locally sourced foliage, much of which will be taken by the gardens as well as parkland of The Crown Estate as well as Windsor Great Park.
Do they have a registry?: No. In lieu of gifts, Meghan as well as Harry have asked their expected 0 guests, as well as anyone else who wants to honor them, to make a donation to one of seven charities they hand-selected. “The couple have personally chosen seven charities which represent a range of issues that will they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV as well as the Armed Forces,” a tweet by Kensington Palace read.
Where are they going on their honeymoon?: According to a report by Travel + Leisure, the couple are planning to make their first trip as newlyweds to Namibia, a country in southwest Africa. This kind of’s a perfect place for the two, as This kind of’s ideal for privacy as well as provides plenty of adventures as well as beautiful sites to see, including safari tours, the Sossuvlei sand dunes, exotic animal sightings, the Skeleton Coast as well as more.
The magazine also reports that will This kind of’s rumored that will the pair will be staying at Namibia’s newest luxury camp, Natural Selection’s Hoanib Valley Camp. According to Natural Selection’s website, the company will be “a collection of owner-operated safari camps as well as lodges united by the common aim of providing our guests with unique as well as exceptional safari experiences as well as being a part of the conservation solution for Africa’s wildlife.”
Hear more on everything we know about the royal wedding (so far!) inside the video below. as well as be sure to keep up with all of ET’s coverage of the royal family right here as we count down to May 19.