Everything You Need to Know About The Royal Wedding

It seems like just yesterday Prince Harry proposed to actress Meghan Markle, but with the pair's nuptials quickly approaching, and with a slew of new information coming out regarding the big day, the whole event might seem overhwelming.

We’ve created a rundown of what you need to know: from the wedding cake to the best man–we've made a one-stop-spot for all-things Royal Wedding.

When and Where

The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle Saturday, May 19, at 12pm (Royal time), followed by a carriage procession. The reception will take place at St. George’s Hall, while the celebration will continue into the evening at Frogmore House.

St. George's Chapel Royal Wedding

Featured image St. George's Chapel

The map below shows the route the couple will take. 

Royal Wedding Day Map

Map courtesy of Hello Magazine! Illustrator, Clair Rossiter

Bridal Party

Prince William will be Prince Harry’s best-man, while Meghan Markle reportedly will not have a maid of honor, but will have a number of bridesmaids, or rather, “attendants.” In fact, Princess Charlotte and Prince George will reprise their roles as bridesmaid and page boy, from Pippa Middleton's wedding last May.

The full list of bridesmaids are as follows:

Princess Charlotte 

Florence van Cutsem (Harry's goddaughter)

Remi and Rylan Litt (Meghan's goddaughters)

Ivy Mulroney (Meghan's friend, Jessica Mulroney's, daughter)

Zalie Warren (Harry's goddaughter)

The full list of page boys are as follows:

Prince George

Jasper Dyer (Harry's godson)

Brian and John Mulroney (Jessica Mulroney's sons)

Invite List

The invites have been sent, but most of the guest list remains a mystery to the public. We can assume the list will include a who's-who of British society, including Prince Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, father, Charles, and brother and sister-in-law, William and Kate. Markle's family and well-known friends, like Priyanka Chopra, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, and The Spice Girls are also rumored to be in attendance. 

Wedding Cake

The soon-to-be husband and wife have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery Violet Cakes, to create a lemon and elderflower confectionary concoction for the reception. 

Update: Claire revealed one of the tiers on her Instagram feed (see below). 


One of the tiers getting the Elderflower swiss meringue buttercream treatment xx

A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on May 18, 2018 at 11:49am PDT


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen floral designer Phillipa Craddock to conceptualize floral arrangements for the wedding. The displays in the chapel will offer up foliage from the Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park, using seasonal plants like beech, birch, and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies, and foxgloves. 


Alexi Lubomirsk, who took the royal couple's engagement photos, will reportedly take the official wedding photographs at Windsor Castle after the wedding at St. George's Chapel.


The music for the service will be supervised by James Vivian, Director of Music, St. George’s Chapel, including the choir of St. George’s Chapel, and a curated selection of choral groups, soloists, and musicians.

A Royaly Romantic Carriage Ride

The couple will participate in a classic carriage procession around the town of Windsor after the wedding.

For live coverage starting at 4am ET, visit BBC, PBS, ABC, TLC, or MSNBC. Other outlets like CBS, NBC, TLC, and E! News will also be broadcasting special coverage of the event.

Now that you know what to expect on the big day, get inspiration for watching with your crew at 5 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Royal Wedding Viewing Party.

–Emily Goldman