Actress Meghan Markle is all set to tie the knot with Prince Harry on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. With just a few hours remaining, the international media, especially the British ones, have turned their focus on the wedding of the year.
It is needless to say that the British media is a tad bit obsessed with their royalty and who doesn’t like a fairy tale wedding. Remember Diana and Charles? Kate and William?
— Maria José Fragata (@maria_fragata) May 19, 2018
Fashion flashback: The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning as a bride in April 2011. We loved the #photobomb by #princeharry. Can’t wait for #RoyalWedding2018! ??#KateMiddleton pic.twitter.com/mUsHGqHwhP
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The Kensington Palace Twitter handle is already giving live updates on the cake for the ceremony, the choir boys.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Today Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will be married at Windsor Castle surrounded by friends and family.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018
? 200 Amalfi lemons
? 500 organic eggs from Suffolk
? 20kgs of butter
? 20kgs of flour
? 20kgs of sugar
? 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2018
The BBC reports that over millions of people across the globe are expected to watch the ceremony live on television.
BBC’s special royal correspondent Jonny Dymond: “Every royal wedding is different. But every royal wedding is an opportunity, in some way, to relaunch the Royal Family. From small things, like the cake (not a traditional big heavy fruitcake covered with bullet-proof icing), to bigger things, like a gospel choir performing at the service. To more remarkable decisions, like the invitation to 1,200 members of the public to enjoy the occasion in the grounds of Windsor Castle.”
CNN has a special edition dedicated for the wedding with details on the ceremony, the venue, schedule, about the ceremony, the guest list and the visitors to bless the couple. They have even given out details on the dress, photographers and the food that will be served. As per their reports, the evening reception after the wedding will see artistes like Elton John and Ed Sheeran performing to entertain the guest and the newlyweds.
— CNN (@CNN) May 19, 2018
As per The Guardian, the streets are already crowded and the hotels are full. A large security operation saw police manning barricades outside the castle, sniffer dogs and snipers on the roofs of high-street buildings. As per their report, the ceremony will also see Lady Jane Fellowes, the sister of the late Princess of Wales – Diana, do a rendition from the Song of Solomon.
The British daily Mirror shared a tweet from TV actor Patrick J Adams who co-stars with Meghan Markle in the show Suits.
70 years ago my grandparents, Patricia and Cedric Marsh were married in a small service in Windsor, England. Just found that out. Already getting misty… #royalwedding
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) May 19, 2018
People magazine breaks down the Order of Service and the ceremonial on-goings. Like how Prince Charles helped pick the opening music to not to have the “You may now kiss the bride!” moment. The Sun gives a report on the history of the chapel. The venue is the same church where Harry was christened. In recent years, Windsor Castle has also played host to Harry’s father Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s blessing after their civil ceremony in 2005.
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