This Sunday, May 19th is the big day for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding! We have all the latest updates, and predictions, along with all the info you need to catch the wedding on TV or streaming online. Get ready to go royal wedding wild with all the details.
With recent reports that Meghan's father will be unable to attend the wedding (and a strange little incident regarding some staged photographs), there has been lots of buzz about just who will walk the bride to the altar. Most likely it will be her mother, Doria Ragland, who she always planned on honoring at the wedding in more ways than one.
The Royal Wedding Schedule
Along with the usual prep, practice, and rehearsal for a wedding this huge, British troops are already rehearsing their part in the wedding -- making sure everyone stays safe throughout the big day, including bride, groom, royal family, guests, and thousands of spectators. Marching armed forces members, along with helicopters and even drones, are expected to be on the ground and in the air keeping a watchful eye on the wedding-goers and making sure that ne'er-do-wells don't show up to start any funny business.
After all, protecting the wedding is almost as important as the wedding itself! Security will be tight...you better believe there will be no cell phones or cameras allowed inside the chapel, protecting Harry and Meghan during their private moment of marriage.
Another thing happening right now, as we write this -- the last of those of Meghan's family and friends who will be in attendace are arriving in London, checking into their hotels, and getting their suits and dresses finely-pressed for the wedding day.
9am - 11:30am
Those members of the public lucky enough to have been drawn to attend the wedding will begin flooding the grounds of Windsor Castle starting at 9am.Between then and 11:30, Harry and Meghan's official guests will begin arriving at the actual wedding venue, St. Geroge's Chapel, by coach. Meanwhile, the Royal Family will arrive at a separate entrance, sith the Queen arrivi ng last, as is the tradition.. Harry is expected to arrive with his brother and best man, Prince William, on foot, to say hello to the crowd.
Then, with great fanfare, the beautiful bride will arrive with her bridesmaids!
Away from the excited eyes of the crowd, the service will begin in the chapel with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, officiating. After the ceremony the new royal bride and groom will emerge from the chapel, their friends and family seeing them off onto their 30-minute procession. This will be one of the most exciting displays for the public, who will get to watch the newlyweds take their first ride together. The first reception will then begin at St. George's Hall!
Harry and Meghan head off to their private reception at Frogmore House, which only their close friends and family will be able to attend. This will be their moment to finally take a deep breath and enjoy time with the people closest to them as they begin truly celebrating the start of their married lives together.
Good news for cable watchers who can't wait to see the royal wedding -- it will be on just about every major station. Tune into E!, CBS, FOX, ABC, MSNBC, PBS, or BBC America to watch their coverage. For live streamers looking to watch online, your options will be endless. All of the major news stations listed above are expected to host live streams as well. But you'll also probably be able to watch the day streaming on YouTube. There will probably even be Facebook streams of the big day.