Harry and Meghan: A Royal Affair

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took the world by storm when they announced they were dating. Soon, news surfaced about the royal engagement with Markle seen sporting a stunning rock on her finger. Today, the power couple is all set to tie the knot. Here is all that you need to know to stay updated on this royal extravaganza.

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Invitations

Barnard Westwood is responsible for designing the royal invitations as it has been for years. The card is said to have been made on English card with American ink, printed in gold and black featuring the Prince of Wales’ three-feathered badge in the center with gilded edges.

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Wedding Gifts

Unlike every tradition in the book, the dynamic duo are stepping outside the box and opting for something unconventional and inspirational in exchange for wedding gifts. Instead of any wedding favors, the couple has instead asked their guests to donate to the charities of their choice.

The Royal Cake

Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak is in charge of preparing the royal cake. A lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright and delicious flavors of spring in the mix.

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Flowers

Philippa Craddock has been deemed in charge of the royal flower arrangement that will feature peonies, roses, foxgloves, branches of birch, beech and hornbeam from the gardens of Windsor Park and Crown Estate.

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Officials

The service is reported to be carried out by the Dean of Windsor after which the Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate the couple’s vows.

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The Guest List

Unlike any royal weddings in the past, this royal wedding will feature approximately 600 guests which is a relatively small crown compared to William and Kate’s 1900 guests and the Queen’s 2000 guests back in 1947. Since the Prince of Wales is not directly in line for the throne, it is not crucial for him to invite diplomats from all around the globe. 200 of the couple’s close friends and acquaintances have been invited for an after party at the Frogmore House.

The Dress

Clare Waight Keller was the magician behind the stunning bridal gown that Meghan donned on her big day. Timeless and elegant, her chic trousseau left everyone stunned.

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Bridesmaids

Stepping out of the box again, Markle decided to dump the idea of having adult bridesmaids and instead sought the help of children including Prince George and Princess Charlotte and eight other children notably Prince Harry’s godchildren, Markle’s goddaughters and her best friend’s children.

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Best Dresses Guests

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Everyone stunned at the extravaganza. The Clooneys looked downright magical with Amal Clooney looking drop dead gorgeous in a bright yellow dress. Others that left us gasping for air were Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra, the Beckhams, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton Matthews, and many more; a truly star studded event.

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This time around the royal wedding changed the trends by going the unconventional route. Incorporating both traditional and contemporary themes, they set a benchmark for years to come. Stay tuned to WHiNC for more insights on this heavenly royal affair.