Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have three months to go before their big day (set to take place on Saturday, May 19), but already, we’ve got plenty of reason to be excited. Kensington Palace has just released further details about the couple’s impending nuptials, which will include — get this — a horse-drawn carriage procession through the streets of Windsor!
“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement,” the Palace said in a statement. “They are looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public.”
The statement went on to note that the wedding will begin at 12pm UK time (7am EST). The services will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor and the Right Reverend David Conner, while the vows will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. As previously announced, the nuptials will take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
It’s the post-ceremony event that has us most excited, however: At 8am EST, the couple will partake in a horse-drawn procession through the streets of Windsor to celebrate with the public, leaving Windsor Castle via Castle Hill and proceeding along the High Street through Windsor Town before returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk.
“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” the statement read.
As you’ll recall, Prince William and Kate Middleton also partook in the procession in London following their 2011 wedding ceremony.
Afterwards, Charles, Prince of Wales, will host a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
We’ll definitely set our alarms for this!
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