Royal Wedding 2.0: All the Exciting Details!

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About three months prior to one of the most anticipated says in British history, Kensington Palace came out and made an announcement.

Several announcements, actually.

Along with confirming the wedding date for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Royal Family provided the public with an endless array of important details regarding what's to come for the couple on their HUGE day.

When should you set your alarm? Where will Meghan and Harry go immediately after exchanging vows?

Find out below!

1. The Date

The Date
May 19, 2018. The Palace confirmed this date not long after the stars got engaged.

2. The Location

The Location
St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, England. It's hard to imagine a much more romantic venue.

3. The Time

The Time
The service will begin at 12 p.m. U.K. time, which is 7 a.m. EST/4 a.m. PST. Set your alarms early, West Coast residents!

4. The First Act as Newlyweds

The First Act as Newlyweds
After getting married, Markle and her prince will ride in a horse-carriage through the streets of Windsor. The carriage procession will depart an hour later after they exchange vows, at 8 a.m. EST/5 a.m. PST.

5. Side/Related Note

Side/Related Note
Remember when Kate Middleton and Prince William took a carriage ride on their wedding day? Who could ever forget?!?

6. The New Names

The New Names
The stars will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby. He will conduct the marriage ceremony itself, but the full service at the chapel will be led by The Rt Revd. David Conner, the Dean of Windsor.

7. The Route

The Route
Following the wedding, Harry and his bride will parade through the streets, departing Windsor Castle via Castle Hill and preceding along the High Street through Windsor Town before returning to the castle along the Long Walk.

8. Why Will They Do This?

Why Will They Do This?
“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,” reads the statement from Kensington Palace.

9. The VIPs

The VIPs
It's unclear at the moment just how many people have been invited. But those who receive one of the golden tickets will be invited to a reception at St. George’s Hall, one of the most beautiful state rooms inside the castle. The couple will then join the reception after returning from its carriage procession.

10. The Big Reception

The Big Reception
After a break in the late afternoon, there will be a private evening reception given by Harry’s very famous father, Prince Charles.

11. The Background

The Background
Markle and Harry have been dating since July 2016 and were first revealed as a couple in October 2016. They were set up to be a couple by a mutual friend.

12. The Engagement

The Engagement
Prince Harry presented Markle with a custom made $1 million three carat cushion cut diamond with two side diamonds flanking the center stone when he proposed. It's a beautiful ring... and it was a beautiful gesture.

13. The Announcement

The Announcement
Harry and Markle announced their engagement on November 27, 2017. Said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in response: "We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together."

14. Will You Wake Up for the Wedding?

Will You Wake Up for the Wedding?
Will you watch it live? Will you DVR it? Will you travel to Great Britain for it? Or do you not care at all? Let us know!

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