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Final preparations underway for royal wedding

POSTED ON 18 MAY 2018

Last weekend the Queen signed the Instrument of Consent, granting her grandson permission to marry his fiancé at noon tomorrow at Windsor Castle

Historically it has been tradition for royal weddings to take place on weekdays, but in this case Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed tomorrow at midday in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The date falls on the same day as the FA Cup final at Wembley, at which Prince Harry’s best man and brother, the Duke of Cambridge, usually presents the trophy as president of the Football Association. The date was also considered to allow time for the Duchess of Cambridge to recover after the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.

The invitations for the wedding have been made by Barnard Westwood, and follow many years of royal tradition. Each invitation has been printed in gold and black, using American ink on English card, burnished to bring out the shine, and then gilded around the edge, with the adornment of the three-feathered badge of the Prince of Wales in the centre.

The wedding cake will be a lemon elderflower bake, complementing spring with its bright flavours and colours. The flowers will include branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, and white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves from the gardens and parkland of the Crown Estate and Windsor Park. Music for the service will consist of a number of well-known hymns and choral works, and will be directed by James Vivian, director of music at St George’s Chapel.

Jason Knauf, Prince Harry’s communications secretary, has said: “This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters of the bride and groom. The couple of course want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family. They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.”

It had been widely speculated that Meghan’s father would not be able to attend the wedding due to bad health, which she confirmed earlier this week. However, this morning it has been announced that Prince Charles will walk Meghan down the aisle at the royal wedding tomorrow.

Image source: News.com.au

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