ROYAL WEDDING: The big day is almost here
ROYAL WEDDING fever is almost at its peak.
American actress and human rights advocate Meghan Markle will marry her prince – literally – on Saturday May 19.
Today, Prince Harry and Meghan have been in Windsor taking part in a rehearsal for their big day.
If you’re invite, like ours, has somehow lost its way, and you don’t fancy joining the hoards of spectators already camping out around the location of the wedding, here’s how to get you royal wedding fix.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s hour-long wedding ceremony is expected to start at 12pm sharp so if you want to catch a glimpse of Meghan in her dress as she arrives at the chapel, you’ll need to be tuned in before then.
A breakdown of the essential timings
9.30am – Guest will arrive and enter the chapel.
11.20am – Royal family members will arrive.
11.45am – Prince Harry arrives with his brother and best man William, the Duke of Cambridge.
11.55am – The Queen arrives.
11.59am – Meghan, her mother, Doria Ragland, and her bridesmaids and pageboys arrive,
12.00pm – The ceremony will begin.
1.05pm – The newlyweds will embark on a carriage procession through Windsor and then join guests at a lunchtime reception.
7pm – Meghan and Harry arrive at their reception at Frogmore House.
Aside from the happy couple, there will be a whole host of high profile attendees. A 600-strong congregation of guests will witness the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The service will be conducted by the Rt Rev David Conner, the dean of Windsor. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate the couple’s marriage. He’s admitted he’s a little nervous but songs from a certain grime artist are helping him prepare.
How to watch
The royal wedding is capturing the attention of people around the world so it is no surprise that TV networks around the globe will be following the day’s events.
Here in the UK, ITV, BBC and Sky News will all be covering the proceedings from start to finish. Expect full coverage, raving royalists and lots of royal family trivia.
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