Recently, it was officially announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on May 19, 2018. The couple will get married on a Saturday, and like the other British royal weddings that have taken place on weekdays.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding was held on Friday, on April 29, 2011. Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married on a Wednesday, on July 29, 1981. Speaking of Queen Elizabeth II wedding to Prince Philip, it was held on a Thursday on November 20, 1947. Even though there is no rule about the wedding date, it seems that the royal family is rooted in tradition.
The wedding will take place at Windsor Castle, west of London. It is one of the homes of the Queen. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will exchange the wedding vows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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The wedding ceremony will share the same day as the FA Cup final, which Prince William, who is the president of FA, normally attends. It is expected that he will attend the sports event after the royal wedding. Considering his part at the events, Prince William will have to attend them both.
One of the reasons why they decided on May 19, 2018, was reported because Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their third child in April.
Fixing the wedding date on a weekend also dashes the hopes of Britons expecting the declaration of a public holiday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will receive exceptional media coverage. Also, it will be attended by influential and powerful guests.
When it’s about Christmas, only family members are invited to the event. But, Prince Harry allegedly requested that Meghan is invited to the celebration at the Queen’s residence in Norfolk. Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will also attend the celebration at Norfolk with Prince Charles and the Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.