WHAT TO EX­PECT ON THE BIG DAY

Your stage-by-stage guide to pro­ceed­ings

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - History -

On Satur­day morn­ing 2,640 in­vited guests will be in the grounds of Wind­sor Cas­tle to watch the cou­ple ar­rive at St Ge­orge’s Chapel, then leave af­ter the wed­ding. They in­clude mem­bers of the pub­lic, lo­cal school­child­ren, peo­ple from char­i­ties sup­ported by Harry and Meghan, and oth­ers with links to the Cas­tle and to the roy­als.

In­side the Chapel, 600 guests will take their seats. They will all have re­ceived gold-stamped in­vi­ta­tions from Prince Charles.

12 noon: The cou­ple will be mar­ried by the Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury, Justin Welby, with the rest of the ser­vice taken by the Dean of Wind­sor, the Rt Revd David Con­ner.

1pm: A Car­riage Pro­ces­sion will take the new­ly­weds on a round trip from the Cas­tle via Cas­tle Hill, along the High Street and through Wind­sor, re­turn­ing to the Cas­tle along the Long Walk. Big screens will tele­vise it all. Harry and Meghan will re­join their guests for a lunchtime re­cep­tion at St Ge­orge’s Hall. This event is be­ing hosted by the Queen.

An­other 200 guests will join the evening re­cep­tion at 17th-cen­tury Frog­more House, less than a mile away. Prince Charles will host this event.

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