Who’ll be where…and when
1 9.30-11AM: Guests invited to the ceremony inside St George’s Chapel will arrive by bus, stop at the castle’s Round Tower, and enter through the chapel’s South Door. 2 11.20AM: Most members of the Royal Family will start to arrive – walking or by car – and will enter the chapel through the Galilee Porch.
11.45AM: Prince Harry and his best man, Prince William, will walk from their overnight accommodation within the main Castle to St George’s Chapel, giving them the opportunity to meet wellwishers. They will pass 200 representatives from charities Prince Harry is associated with, in the Horseshoe Cloister.
11.55AM: The Queen is the final Royal to arrive, minutes before the bride.
11.59AM: Meghan will arrive at the chapel, having been driven from her secret overnight accommodation. She and her mother Doria Ragland will take a route through the Long Walk – so that she can wave to public well-wishers. Ms Ragland will enter the chapel ahead of Meghan who will meet her bridesmaids and then, at the West Steps, her father, Thomas Markle Snr, who will walk her down the aisle. NOON: The hour-long service begins.
3 1PM: Harry and Meghan will exit through the West entrance of the chapel. The grand steps there will be lined by members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Members of the Queen’s Guard will line streets within the Castle. The newlyweds will then enter an Ascot Landau carriage for a 25-minute procession along Castle Hill, the High Street and the town centre before returning along tree-lined Long Walk for their reception. Guests will walk from the chapel to the luncheon at St George’s Hall. 4 1.30PM: Reception hosted by the Queen begins.
3.30PM: The afternoon reception ends before a break to allow guests attending the evening reception to change. Meghan, too, is expected to change into a glamorous evening gown.
5.30PM: The FA Cup Final kicks off – with wedding preparations understood to have been made around the match. 5 7PM: The couple leave to drive to Frogmore House on the estate for a reception hosted by Prince Charles for 200 guests.