Aside from the over 2,500 guests that will be attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, millions will be watching on television screens and on live-streams online.
Since the announcement of their engagement back in November 2017, plenty of rumours have been flying around as to who will be designing the dress, to who will be getting a royal invite to the most anticipated wedding of 2018.
The Wedding Dress
No wedding can be complete without a specular wedding dress that will put the bride in the spotlight. Close friend and designer Roland Mouret, has been dubbed as the man who will design the gown, Markle is set to flaunt on her big day.
So far, the French native has remained tight lipped about whether he has received the commission or not.
Another contender, is the brain behind Ralph & Russo, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo who designed the $75,000 dress, she wore in her engagement photos.
The actress is expected to wear two gowns on the big day: one for the ceremony and the other for the private reception later in the evening.
The Royal Guest List
The soon-to-be royal couple have invited 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle, to watch the pair’s arrival and carriage procession. These will be members of the public selected from different regions of the U.K. with a special emphasis on those who have served their community. 100 students from two local schools in Windsor that have a strong affiliation with Windsor Castle.
There will be an addition 200 invites that will be given to various members of charities and organizations that Prince Harry serves as a patron.
The Queen will be in attendance as expected along with the other Royals and Markle’s parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.
This is thought to be of as one of the most star studded wedding with guests ranging from Barack Obama. Serena Williams to Priyanka Chopra.
Markle has also invited her Suits co-stars with whom she starred on for seven seasons.
Also expected to attend the wedding ceremony is Elton John, one of Diana’s closest friends, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna and members of Coldplay.
According to Mel B, Spice Girls have also been extended an invitation. It is yet to be seen whether they will be performing at the wedding reception.
Best Man and Maid of Honour
The Duke of Cambridge is expected to be Harry’s best man. However, if Prince Harry decides to go in a different direction, it could be one of his childhood pals Guy Pelly, Tom Inskip, Arthur Landon or Tom Straubenzee.
For the title of Maid of Honour there are several choices. Top of the list is Lindsay Roth Jordan who Markle knows from her days at Northwestern. Markle served as Jordan’s maid of honour at her 2016 wedding in New York. Jordan was also one of the small group of women who attended Markle’s bridal shower and attended a dinner for family and close friends after Markle’s baptism.
Heather Dorak, who runs a Los Angeles based Pilates studio is another possible candidate for the role. Close friends and designers Misha Nonoo and Markus Anderson are also possible candidates.
The royal kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are expected to take on the roles of page boy and flower girl.
The Royal Cake
Harry and Meghan have chosen author and food stylist, Claire Ptak, the owner of London-based Violet Bakery, to create a lemon and elderflower cake for the royal wedding on 19 May. She is known for serving American-style cupcakes, brownies and pastries at her widely-acclaimed bakery in East London.
The cake chosen for the wedding will be a lemon elderflower cake to incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.