The year 2018 has witnessed a decent amount of interesting weddings. Surely, it will witness more weddings but none of them would be as great as the much-anticipated union between UK’s Prince Harry and popular American actress Meghan Markle.
The grand occasion is expected to attract dozens of personalities from across the world and this will undoubtedly make it one of the loveliest wedding ceremonies of this century.
Who is Prince Harry?
Prince Harry was born in London in 1984 to Prince Charles [father] and Princess Diana [mother]. He is well known as a pilot and philanthropist. Prince Harry, who is the fifth-line heir to the Queen of England, is reputed for his remarkable contributions to charity. He partnered with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in setting up Sentebale.
An ex-soldier, Prince Harry is also known as Prince Henry of Wales and his royal status distinguishes him as the second son of the Prince of Wales –Prince Charles.
He lost his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997 and about eight years after that unfortunate incident, he embarked on his military service which lasted 10 years. During his time in the military, Prince Harry served in Afghanistan.
Who is Meghan Markle?
Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle, who is in her late thirties, was born in 1981 in the US state of California. She currently resides in Kensington Palace, London. A graduate of Northwestern University, Meghan Markle is an actress by occupation and she has remained active since 2002.
Before her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan had been married to Trevor Engelson but later divorced in 2013 only after two years of marital relationship.
Celebrities Attending the Wedding
The long-awaited union between UK’s Harry and Meghan Markle [American actress] is going to be a dignified occasion attracting the presence of world-acclaimed personalities. Many people are dying to see the names of the celebrities included in the guest list.
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Rumours have swirled around with the impression that a few world-acclaimed celebrities –such as Donald Trump and Theresa May –are not included in the guest list but there is a possibility that all the celebrities listed below will be in attendance.
- Sir Elton John (popular singer and friend to late Princess Diana)
- Chelsy Davy (Harry’s girlfriend from 2004 to 2011)
- The Spice Girls
- Nacho Figueras (Argentine polo player)
- Cressida Bonas (Harry’s girlfriend from 2014 to 2016)
- Priyanka Chopra (Quantico star)
- The Foo Fighters (popular music band)
- Millie Makintosh (British reality TV personality)
- Serena Williams (acclaimed tennis player)
- Sarah Ferguson (the duchess of York)
- Roland Mouret (fashion designer)
- The cast of Suits
Additional Information about the Forthcoming Wedding
- The leader of the Church of England has performed baptism on Meghan Markle in preparation for the latter’s marital union with the British Prince. Importantly, this act is an indication of respect for the sovereign’s function as the head of the Church of England
- On 15th of March, Queen Elizabeth declared her formal approval of the marriage between Harry and Meghan. This is very important because the law obligates the monarch to give consent to the marriage of her first six heirs/heiresses
- The wedding ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 19, 2018
- Claire Ptak, a US pastry chef, has been appointed by Harry and Markle to design the couple’s wedding cake. Harry and Markle made this known on 20th of March 2018. Meanwhile, the wedding cake will be a lemon elderflower pastry embellished with flowers and flavoured with buttercream
- There’s possibility that Harry –who is known as an ex-soldier with formal military roles –will be having his highest-ranking uniform as his wedding costume
- The wedding is taking place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Worthy of note is the fact that there will be Cheap Flights from Lagos to London for Nigerians who actually want to witness the wedding live at Windsor Castle, England. It’s an event you wouldn’t want to miss.