THE BIG DAY
Getting ready for the royal wedding
With the venue chosen, the guests confirmed and the dress made (yet being kept a closely guarded secret), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on 19 May at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle.
It’s not just Harry and Meghan who have had to rehearse for their big day. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, which is made up of soldiers Prince Harry served alongside in Afghanistan, have been practising in Hyde Park Barracks, in London. Members of the military will line the street outside the chapel ready to salute when the newlyweds emerge as husband and wife.
Meanwhile, the kitchen in charge of feeding the royal wedding party has been firing up its ovens. On the day, chefs will be preparing delicate chocolate truffles, macaroons, mini crèmes brûlées, and biscuits topped with mango panna cotta.
Even though the wedding will soon be over, the public have the chance to purchase a wide variety of souvenirs to remember the event by. Traditional keepsakes include official Harry and Meghan china mugs, plates and teatowels, while the more unusual items include limited-edition Top Trumps cards, cupcakes and one-of-akind Pez dispensers, which the sweet company will auction for charity.
On 16 May it was revealed that Princess Charlotte and Prince George will be among the ten children chosen to be bridesmaids and pageboys on their uncle’s big day.
Harry and Meghan will get married.