Harry, Meghan Reveal More Wedding Details

May 19 guest list is still a secret
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2018 2:13 AM CST
Harry, Meghan Reveal More Wedding Details
A general view of St George's Chapel within the walls of of Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle have released more details about their May 19 wedding, revealing that the event will include a carriage ride through Windsor so they can share the big day with the public. The couple will marry at noon British time—7am EST—in St. George's Chapel, the 15th century church on the grounds of Windsor Castle that has long been the backdrop of choice for royal occasions, the AP reports. Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave permission for use of the venue and will attend the wedding. Kensington Palace said in a statement that the couple is "hugely grateful" for the many good wishes they have received and they hope the carriage ride will give the general public a chance to take part.

"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 palace said. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to marry the couple. A reception for the couple and guests from the congregation will be held in St. George's Hall after the carriage ride. The venue can fit around 800 people and the guest list is still a closely guarded secret, though the William Hill betting agency says they feel "very strongly" that the Obamas will be there, and they'd be "very surprised" if President Trump was invited. A-list celebrities are expected to be outnumbered by British military members and charity workers. (Local lawmakers caused a political storm by suggesting a pre-wedding crackdown on the homeless.)

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