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The Royal Wedding; what we know so far

With Harry and Meghan’s wedding set for the 19th May 2018 at 12pm, we are eagerly awaiting news of all the royal wedding information we can get our hands on, from wedding suppliers to the dress to the evening entertainment. Take a look at what we know so far on this year’s royal wedding.

The wedding is being televised on the day and 2,640 members of the public will be invited to welcome the bride and groom and their wedding guests in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The lucky invitees will be of all ages from every county in the UK, from a broad range of backgrounds who have shown strong leadership and served their communities.

The Dean of Windsor will be conducting the service in St George’s Chapel, the same location that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall married back in 2005, and The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate as the couple make their vows.

After the ceremony, there will be a carriage procession through Windsor before Harry and Meghan join their guests at St George’s hall for the reception. A private reception will hosted in the evening by Prince Charles for the couple and their close friends and family.

The Queen and Meghan’s family are currently the only confirmed guests, and with Kate Middleton having just given birth to her new baby we wonder if they’ll all be attending. Prince William unsurprisingly takes place as best man.

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Recently, rumours of reuniting sparked as Mel B confirmed that she and the other four Spice Girls would be attending the wedding, after accidentally spilling the news on US talk show, The Real. Not only the Spice Girls have hit the headlines though; Ed Sheeran has been rumoured to perform along with pop icon Beyonce.

The florist for the big day has been confirmed as Philippa Craddock using naturally seasonal flowers.

The invitations were printed on English card with American ink to represent the two nationalities, designed by Barnard and Westwood, who have been printing for the Royal Family since 1943. They feature the three-feathered badge of The Prince of Wales, following many years of traditions.

The wedding dress is still a matter of guess work. Alexander McQueen has been hinted after designing Kate and Pippa Middleton’s Royal Wedding dresses, but will the designer receive the honour again?

Other possible designers include Ralph & Russo, a favourite of Meghan Markle after she wore a gorgeous black Ralph & Russo gown for the couple’s engagement shoot. Their January appearance at Paris Fashion Week certainly turned heads.

Another Royal designer in favour is Erdem, pitched as a strong possibility for Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress, and London-based designer Emilia Wickstead. Who do you think will receive the honour?

Even the cake has now been confirmed by Kensington Palace! Pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the bakery Violet Cakes London, will make Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding cake. The request has been suggested as a lemon elderflower cake decorated with spring flowers. We wonder if they’ll opt to have a Groom’s Cake like Prince William did?

And of course, as confirmed in the first engagement announcement, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be paid for by The Royal Family.

The announcements aren’t over, so check back with Beyond Weddings for all the latest on the Royal Wedding.

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