On Saturday, May 19, American actress Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry of Wales. At 7 a.m. EST (noon in London, England), Markle will walk down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel at the Windsor Castle in a dress that has remained an absolute secret. Marrying into a royal family is the stuff of childhood dreams—in fact, you would have a better shot at winning the lottery—but since Prince Harry met Markle, he has been completely captivated and decided to take his mother’s advice to follow his heart. The invite list is capped at 600, but there are a variety of ways for Bostonians to join in:
The Fairmont Copley has partnered with Boston Weddings to create a festive morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. A full English breakfast will be served in the ballroom and a champagne bar will open at 8 a.m. The hotel will also be giving away a two-night stay at the Savoy in London (the Fairmont’s sister property across the pond). NBC’s Today Show will devote four-hours of television time to the royal affair. Every night leading up to the big day, PBS will host “Royal Wedding Watch.” “From cakes to choristers, banquets to bouquets, gowns to crowns, viewers will get a fun and informative insider’s briefing on royal etiquette, an unprecedented look at the elaborate planning, secrecy and care that goes into this royal wedding that has captured the imagination of people around the world,” said Shawn Halford, PBS’ Senior Director, Programming.
Claire Ptak, owner of London-based Violet Bakery, will be making the lemon elderflower cake, which will be smothered in buttercream and adorned with fresh flowers.
Prince Charles will host a private party at Frogmore, which is surrounded by gardens and is home to the Royal Mausoleum. Special musical guests are expected to make appearances.
Meghan Markle was born in Los Angeles, California. She starred on the television show, “Suits,” and she lived in Toronto, Canada, before she was introduced to Harry via a mutual friend.
There are three diamonds on her engagement ring—two are from the late Princess Diana’s personal collection and the center diamond is from Botswana where they had holidayed together.