It's the topic on everyones lips this year as we eagerly watch the wedding plans unfold for Ms. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Broadcast to the world on 19th May, the Royal Couple, who have as much popularity as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be wed at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, at 12pm GMT.
St George's Chapel was founded in the 14th century by King Edward III and has been the location of many Royal ceremonies.
After the ceremony at about 1pm, a carriage procession will take the couple from the St George's Chapel, through the town of Windsor, along Long Walk, and arrive back at Windsor Castle to give local people and well-wishers the chance to be be involved in what is, most certainly, going to be the wedding of the year.
It will be very exciting to see how Ms. Markle and Prince Harry interpret such a joyous, and obviously very Royal occasion, without loosing their own endearing style and individuality.
Meghan Markle wears Burberry's
Ms. Markle's style is rather more laid back than The Duchess of Cambridge, and her style has tended to feature ready-to-wear brands like Burberry and Victoria Beckham - I think it's fair to say that whist Ms. Markle wore a Victoria Beckham white jumper to announce her engagement, she wont be wearing VB wedding gown, but speculation has mounted as to whether Ms. Markle will choose a British designer to make her dress.
(Image: Alexi Lubomirski)
Aside from the dress, other important elements of the day include the wedding cake; quite what their design will be, and how it tastes, is up for much debate. Marie Sinclair, designer at GC Couture, Purveyors of luxury cakes in London, has already given her thoughts on the subject of decoration, and of taste; ‘I predict that Prince Harry will follow in his brother’s footsteps and choose to have a groom’s cake. A groom’s cake is typically a fruitcake and is a British Victorian tradition but in recent times it is more popular in the States - making it a perfect choice for Prince Harry and Meghan’s big day. Prince William chose to go against the traditional fruitcake for his groom’s cake and instead opted for a chocolate fudge flavour. I think Prince Harry will be just as daring with his flavour choice and perhaps go for something a little more unique such as coconut and lime or strawberry and champagne.’
‘When it comes to the cake design, I think the happy couple will go for something stylish and elegant. Meghan’s dress sense is timeless, classic and understated and I see this sense of style coming through in her wedding day and therefore her wedding cake. I also believe she will give a nod to English tradition and opt for round white tiers adorned with a beautiful array of cascading flowers.’
What we know for certain is that with only a little over 3 months to go, and with another Royal baby making an appearance in the month before hand, this year will be a very Royal year indeed!
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(Featured Image: Alexi Lubomirski)