Royal Wedding: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

We’re in the final countdown for the Royal wedding, and by the end of the week Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be husband and wife. Here’s everything you need to know for the nuptials:


The Location

Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle to tie the knot with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

The Timeline

Members of the public invited to watch the wedding from the Windsor Castle grounds will arrive at 9 a.m. (4 a.m. ET)
The first round of guests will arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Members of the Royal Family will arrive at 11:20 a.m.
Prince Harry and his brother Prince William, best man the Duke of Cambridge, will arrive around 11:45 a.m. (6:45 a.m. ET)
The Queen will be the final member of the Royal Family to arrive for the service, and is expected at 11:55 a.m.
The wedding will start at 12 p.m. (7 a.m. ET)

The Ceremony

The official ceremony will begin at Noon (7 a.m. ET) and will last for an hour.
The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry the couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan will leave the chapel once the ceremony is completed and will speak to 200 representatives from charities the prince is involved with.

The Reception

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will travel through Windsor Castle in a carriage pulled by Windsor Grey horses.
All 600 guests are invited to join the newlyweds at their first reception at St George’s Hall inside the castle at 2 p.m. (9 a.m. ET)
The second reception will commence at Frogmore House at 7 p.m. (2 p.m. ET) ; with only 200 guests getting an invite to the more intimate gathering.

Where to Watch

Well … nearly everywhere! Starting at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday, the Good Morning America crew will be at Windsor with live coverage on ABC. BBC America begins its coverage at 4:15 a.m. ET, while NBC’s Today Show starts at 4:30 and CBS This Morning begins at 4. The major news networks will also provide live coverage, as well as PBS, TLC, E! and several streaming services. Check out this link for more info.

This handy guide came courtesy of Kendyl Turner at The East Texas Weekend. Check out more of her content at the link!