Not everyone received a golden ticket to the Royal nuptials but that doesn't mean Harry and Meghan don't want you to join them! The marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place in Windsor on Saturday, May 19 and the countdown has begun in earnest for an amazing day in this historic town. If you're planning to visit, this is what you need to know:
The service will begin at St. George's Chapel at midday (GMT, Greenwich Mean Time) and will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner. The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.
Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and book all travel arrangements early so they can make the most of their trip whether they plan to travel by car or arrive by public transport. Royal wedding parking will be open beginning at 4 am on the Review Ground in Windsor Great Park.
The Royal pair have requested that they would like their wedding day to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations. There will be viewing areas all along the processional route from which residents and visitors to Windsor can view the carriage procession after the wedding service in St. George’s Chapel. There will also be large screens on the Long Walk showing the service at midday.
Parking at the Review Ground, Windsor Great Park, must be pre-booked. While the Review Ground is adjacent to the Long Walk, there is an approximately 25 minute walk to the designated spectator areas. (Provisions will be made for visitors with Blue Badge permits).
And while you're waiting for the main event, you can enjoy other attractions and events such as Windsor Duck Tours, French Brothers Boats, Bateaux Windsor, shows at the Theatre Royal Windsor, Norden Farm, The Old Court and the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The Communications Secretary for the Households of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry shared this advice with me: "I would direct you to the Royal website where you can find out more about previously announced plans for the forthcoming wedding and also to the official page of Windsor and Maidenhead for more information about Windsor Town events around the time of the wedding. You might also want to follow @KensingtonRoyal on Twitter to stay updated with the latest announcements relating to the wedding."
(And for even more info, bookmark this comprehensive information page)!
If you've never been to the charming, historic town of Windsor, you are in for a real treat! Besides the history, the town is breathtakingly scenic, the sort of stuff that dreams are made of, kind of like Harry and Meghan's.
Chuck and I fed the swans on the Thames, took a delightful, wine-filled boat tour, enjoyed filled-to-bursting antique stores and so much more!
I can only imagine the excitement you'll find during this happy, historic moment in time! Enjoy!
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