For fans of the royal family – or at least Prince Harry – the wedding frenzy is officially in full effect. With only a few days left until the big day, people are starting to celebrate the union of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their own way.
Viewership of the royal nuptials is expected to be in the billions, with people all over the world watching the couple say “I do” on TV and online Saturday, May 19. Not since Prince William and Catherine Middleton tied the knot in 2011 have we seen wedding fever on this scale. It’s a lot.
Folks can hardly contain their excitement about the dress, the trumpets, the horse-drawn carriage, the hat that Princess Beatrice will wear, the wedding party, and the kiss. Princess Diana’s youngest is all grown up and finally getting hitched!
If you’ve already caught the wedding spirit but can’t be there in person to party in the UK, there are still ways you can get in on the fun. How? Most major media outlets will be covering the special event, and that includes local and cable TV networks and websites.
You can stay in the comfort of your own home if you want to, or can you can drop by one of the many street parties, viewing parties, and pub crawls that are being hosted all over the globe. No doubt there is something going on close to your neighborhood.
Six hundred guests have been invited to witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England. Following the ceremony, the two will make their first public appearance as a married couple when they start their procession to Windsor Castle.
Hundreds of thousands of onlookers will line the streets as the royal wedding parade makes its way around its route. For those who will be there, it is perhaps the most exciting part of the whole affair.
Once Prince Harry and his bride have ridden past the admiring crowds, they will disappear from the public eye to attend an afternoon reception at St. George’s Hall, and then their evening party hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.
As the world awaits, we are already seeing brands getting in on the action to commemorate the event. Themed tea, ice cream, ale, handbags, and a limited edition Dunkin’ Donuts flavor are here to tempt your wallets and sentimental sensibilities. That’s in addition to all the souvenirs and tchotchkes on the market! Will you buy a mug?
Click on this video from Wochit to learn when the ceremony will kick off. If you are one of the billions of people who plan on tuning in, be sure to have your tissues ready. Seeing a prince marry his princess is one of those occasions that could bring a tear or more to the eye.
Do you plan on watching the royal wedding this weekend? Were you initially uninterested in it but now want to take a peek? Will this just be another day for you?