Harry and Meghan’s Wedding Will Be Very Different From William and Kate’s

Harry and Meghan’s Wedding Will Be Very Different From William and Kate’s

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to have the wedding of the year this coming spring, but don’t expect their royal affair to be a copy of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s 2011 ceremony. Here’s what we know so far about how the wedding will be different.

On Tuesday, Kensington Palace announced that the wedding will take place in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The couple are leading the planning process, but the royal family will pay for the church service, music, flowers and decorations.

 

The Church

Windsor Castle, where the Queen lives for part of every year, is located about 20 miles west of London. “Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. Harry himself was christened there in 1984, so by the rules of the Church of England, he can be married there.

 

The space is much smaller than Westminster Abbey, holding around 800 people compared to the Abbey’s whopping 2,000, The Guardian reports. Harry and Meghan plan on making the ceremony reflect their personalities and they’re determining a way to involve the public in some way, their spokesman revealed. Either way, the tone seems like it will be much different from William and Kate’s pomp and circumstance.

“It will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the character of the bride and groom,” their spokesman told journalists. “The couple of course want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family. They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved.”

 

The Dress

American actress Meghan is apparently already looking for that perfect wedding dress that screams “Royal Family”, with a hint of “Hollywood”.

Kate Middleton married Prince William on April 29, 2011, in a dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

Betting giant Betfair has predicted that Meghan will follow in Kate Middleton’s footsteps by opting for an Alexander McQueen gown although her stylist and close friend Jessica Mulroney runs the bridal store Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay in Toronto, so it is likely Ms Mulroney will be Ms Markle’s first port of call for help picking out dress amid great secrecy.

But whatever wedding dress Meghan chooses it will undoutedly create the same hype as Kate’s did on her wedding day and set trends in the wedding industry just as her’s is still doing to this very day. We reguarly have brides walking in the door like Hayley looking for that little bit of  Royalty for ther big day, so bring on the Royal Wedding!