Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to get married on Saturday 19 May, but which South African channels will broadcast the event?
It’s been revealed that BBC Lifestyle, DStv channel 174, and BBC World News, DSTV channel 400, will be live streaming the ceremony.
The couple will exchange vows at 1pm (CAT) on 19 May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle with The Archbishop of Canterbury to officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.
Following the service, a Carriage Procession will commence at 2pm (CAT) from St Georges Chapel through Windsor Town returning to Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.
BBC Lifestyle will be showcasing it all live from 10.15am CAT and finishing at approximately 3.30pm CAT.
To get you in the royal wedding mood, you can also watch Harry and Meghan: A Modern Love Story, a documentary that will be shown on BBC Lifestyle on 16 May at 9pm.
More details from the wedding…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen who will be doing the flowers for their wedding and what varieties they will use.
It’s been revealed that celebrated London florist Philippa Craddock has been chosen by Meghan and Harry to design the floral bouquets for their big day.
Kensington Palace announced that she will create the displays for the Church service in St. George’s Chapel, using “locally sourced foliage” from the gardens of many royal properties and Windsor Great Park.
The florist revealed that she had been working closely with Harry and Meghan in the run-up to the big day.
“I am thrilled to share with you that we have been asked by Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle to create their wedding flowers in May,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
“I am loving working with them, it is an incredible privilege, and the designs will be a true reflection of them as a couple, with sustainability at the forefront. We will be using plenty of locally sourced greenery and seasonal flowers including peonies, garden roses and foxgloves…”
Where will Prince Harry’s wedding be?
Kensington Palace have now confirmed that Harry and Meghan’s event wedding reception will in fact be held at Frogmore House – the very place where the couple had their adorable engagement photos taken.
It was previously reported that the reception would take place at St. George’s Hall, as it was considered the ‘more practical’ choice.
However, it was thought that Meghan had had her heart set on Frogmore Hall, with the bride-to-be apparently calling the exclusive royal venue ‘dreamy’. And luckily, Meghan has now got the venue of her dreams!
And what about the cake?
The couple haven decided who will make their wedding cake, as well as what flavours it will be… And it sounds delicious!
Harry and Meghan have chosen Claire Ptak, owner of London-based bakery Violet Cakes, to make their wedding cake.
The news was announced on Twitter, where it was revealed that the flavour of cake they have chosen is lemon elderflower, and will “incorporate the bright flavours of spring.”
The bakery holds a special place for Meghan, as she previously interviewed pastry chef Claire for her now-defunct blog The Tig.
Writing in 2015, Meghan said of Claire: “She has hit the nail on the head with her London bakery serving up delightful treats that have garnered a cult following (in that ever so civilised British way) in the UK and beyond.”
Like Meghan, Claire was born and raised in California, but now lives in London.
A quick look at the Violet Cakes Instagram reveals the kind of cake Meghan and Harry can expect…
Where will Meghan and Harry be married?
The couple will marry at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, at midday. At 1pm, Harry and Meghan will travel through Windsor, Berkshire, in a horse-drawn carriage – how romantic!
It has also been confirmed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welbby, will marry the prince and Ms Markle. The Rt Rev David Conner, Dean of Windsor, will conduct the service at St George’s Chapel.
The venue holds about 800 people, which will mean a smaller, more intimate wedding than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s in Westminster Abbey.
St George’s Chapel is within the walls of the royal residence of Windsor Castle, meaning that the pair should be safe from the prying eyes of the public and paparazzi on their big day.
Following the service, a carriage procession will follow a route that includes Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road, Long Walk and back to Windsor Castle.
“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” Kensington Palace said. “[The couple are] hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received.”
This article originated on: www.womanandhome.com