I’m sure the anxiety builds around the world, as everyone counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the Wedding Day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple formally announced their engagement on, November 27, 2017, and wasted no time in announcing their wedding date soon after.
The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan is set to take place on, Saturday, May 19, 2018, which is unprecedented, because most Royal Weddings are held on a weekday. The wedding will begin at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom, at 12 Noon. After the ceremony, they will undertake a carriage procession from St George’s Chapel through Windsor town returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk. The couple really wants to make the wedding fun and ensure that the public will feel a sense of inclusion. The reception will be held at St. George’s Hall.
In lieu of wedding presents, the couple is asking for charity donations, but wants to focus on charities for HIV, Homelessness and the children of fallen soldiers, just to name a few.
Prince Harry and Meghan will definitely bring a breath of fresh air to the traditional expectations. The public speculates and tries to predict what, if anything will set this couple apart. Will they follow the rules? Will they be Royal Trendsetters, and how will this change the trajectory of the expected Royal “Norm?” It is reported that the couple is breaking from the ceremonial traditions, and injecting a modern flavor of music. Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir — considered one of the top ensembles in the country — have been tapped to perform as has 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who was the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year award in 2016. Prince Harry is definitely cut from the the cloth of his late mother, Princess Diana, which was known for, and often frowned upon for setting her own rules.
The initial focal point of everyone except the couple and their families, was the race of Meghan. Meghan is biracial, and was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her parents are; mother, Doria Ragland, who is African American, and her father, Thomas Markle., who is Dutch and Irish. Meghan’s father was a longtime TV Lighting Director.
There have been sporadic leaks of information about details of the wedding, but what’s a Royal Wedding without a little suspense and speculation brewing in the rumor mill?
- Who will design her dress?
- Who will perform?
- Who’s the Who of Who on the Guest List?
- Who will be Meghan’s Bridesmaids?
- Will Trump attend? Was he even invited?
- Will the Obamas attend?
With great anticipation and excitement, we’ll all have to wait with the rest of the world, to have our burning questions answered…