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Prince Harry and Markle reveal details of their May wedding

By Sheetal Sukhija, United Kingdom News
12 Feb 2018, 13:15 GMT+10

LONDON, U.K. - Giving much for entertainment reporters to write about, Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle released more details about their May 19 wedding.

For months now, a lot has been speculated about the event that is already become of the biggest events to watch out for across the world. 

Markle and Prince Harry are expected to be given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Now, the duo revealed that the event will include a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor immediately after the ceremony to give the those who would have descended on the town from across the world, a chance to see the newlyweds.

The carriage procession will leave Windsor Castle via Castle Hill and proceed along the High Street and through Windsor town, returning to the castle along the Long Walk.

The couple will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. 

They also revealed that they will marry at noon in St. George's Chapel, which is the 15th-century church on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Chapel has long been the backdrop of choice for royal occasions. 

Further, Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother, is said to have confirmed her presence at the wedding and has provided her permission for use of the venue.

In an official statement, Kensington Palace said that the couple is "hugely grateful" for the many good wishes they have received and they hope the carriage ride will give the general public a chance to take part.

The Palace said, "They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”

The statement said that a reception for the couple and guests from the congregation will be held in St. George's Hall after the carriage ride.

Later in the evening, the father of the groom, Prince Charles, is reportedly set to give a private evening reception for the couple, close friends and family at an undisclosed location.

Markle has reportedly sought the help of reality TV star Millie Mackintosh to help organize the wedding. 

While the ceremony is being held on the same day as the FA Cup final - which the Duke of Cambridge would normally attend in his role as president of the Football Association to present the trophy - the palace clarified that the two events “will not clash.”

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