Harry and Meghan’s wedding day is almost here.
On May 19, thousands of people will descend on St. George’s Chapel to catch a glimpse of the new royal couple, with a lucky 600 guests attending the nuptials.
For other interested viewers from North America tuning into the royal wedding on TV or streaming services, Kensington Palace shared a schedule of the day’s events, perfect for viewing party-planning purposes.
Photos: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Below, find a timeline of how the royal wedding festivities will unfold on May 19. Fans can watch the wedding live on KHOU 11 Saturday morning.
3:00 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m London time): 1,200 charity workers, local school children, employees of the queen and other special attendees nominated by authorities to be present for the royal wedding will arrive inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, ready to cheer Harry and Meghan on from outside the chapel.
3:30 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. London time): The buses carrying the 600 lucky guests who received invitations to attend the ceremony at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel will begin arriving on site.
5:20 a.m. CT (11:20 a.m. London time): Members of the royal family will begin to arrive at t St. George’s Chapel. Some will be on foot, others will arrive by car.
Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, will depart the bride's overnight location around this time. Their journey to the castle will involve a car ride down Windsor Castle’s Long Walk entryway where the public will be gathered. The car will stop at the chapel to allow Ragland to enterwhile Markle joins her bridesmaids and page boys to continue to St. George’s West Steps. There she will wait to walk down the aisle with her father, Thomas Markle.
Prince Harry and Prince William will enter on foot to greet well-wishers gathered within the Windsor Castle grounds, with Harry greeting a special 200 guests from his charities in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the chapel’s West Steps.
6 a.m. CT (12 p.m. London time): The service will begin at St. George's Chapel, lasting about an hour, with Kensington Palace announcing more details in the days leading up to the wedding. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will officiate the wedding, while the Dean of Windsor will conduct the service.
7 a.m. CT (1 p.m. London time): The service will conclude and Harry and Meghan will exit the church together, greeting the 200 representatives of Harry's charities in the Cloister first, then their close family members on the West Steps, before entering their Ascot Landau carriage for a 25-minute procession, waving to the crowds before entering the reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at St. George's Hall in the castle.
The rest of the day: Kensington Palace hasn’t made details public about the rest of Harry and Meghan’s schedule for the day, only sharing that the newlyweds will depart Windsor Castle following the afternoon luncheon for a private sit-down dinner for 200 hosted by Prince Charles. The evening's reception will be held at the Frogmore House, a 17th-century manor on the castle estate where the royal couple posed for some of their engagement photos.
If you don't want to wake up too early, you can watch the royal couple say "I do" at a few Houston-area theaters that are screening the event at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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