WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE BIG DAY
Your stage-by-stage guide to proceedings
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.