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.
Featured image St. George's Chapel
The map below shows the route the couple will take.
Map courtesy of Hello Magazine! Illustrator, Clair Rossiter
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.
Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/7TvZ2VlEk2— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 26, 2018
The full list of bridesmaids are as follows:
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:
Jasper Dyer (Harry's godson)
Brian and John Mulroney (Jessica Mulroney's sons)
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.
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).
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.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen floral designer @philippacraddock to create the church flowers for their wedding. The displays in St George's Chapel will feature foliage from The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park, and will use seasonal plants including branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves. The designs will reflect the wild and natural landscapes from which many of the plants will be drawn. The Royal Parks will also supply pollinator-friendly plants from their wildflower meadows. These plants provide a great habitat for bees and help to sustain healthy and biodiverse ecosystems. PA
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.
A huge thank you to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Markle, for allowing me to take their official engagement portraits. Not only was it an incredible honour, but also an immense privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for each other. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took. @Kensingtonroyal
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.
The music will be under the direction of James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, including the Choir of St George's Chapel, and a selection of choral groups, soloists, and musicians: pic.twitter.com/FjBvyW5FwE— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 24, 2018
A Royaly Romantic Carriage Ride
The couple will participate in a classic carriage procession around the town of Windsor after the wedding.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will partake in the traditional carriage procession around Windsor after the wedding.
Take a closer look at the Ascot Landau carriage, which will take Prince Harry and Ms. Markle on a procession through Windsor Town after their wedding. pic.twitter.com/pXHg2tIjKS— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2018
How The Couple Will Spend the Night Before Their Wedding
The pair will stay at separate hotels in the Windsor vicinity for the hours before they say "I do." Prince Harry and his brother and best man Prince William will stay at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park, while Markle will reportedly stay at the Cliveden House with her mom.
Image courtesy of Coworth Park
Where to watch
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.