The Royal Engagement of Prince Harry and Megan Markle
During an interview, Prince Harry said: “It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us,” to which Meghan interjected: “Just a cosy night, it was – what we were doing just roasting chicken… and it just – just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.” Meghan continued that she said yes immediately to Harry’s romantic proposal, and Harry joked: “She didn’t even let me finish, she said can I say yes, can I say yes and then were was hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like can I – can I give you the ring? She goes – oh yes the ring… So no it was – it was a really nice moment, it was just the two of us and I think managed to catch – catch her by surprise as well.”
After weeks of speculation, Prince Harry and Megan Markle have just announced their engagement on the 27th of November. Prince Harry designed Meghan’s wedding ring himself. He sourced a diamond from Botswana for the centre-piece, framing it with stones from Di’s collection. TheDiamondStore.co.uk estimated the ring would have cost the Royal £199,475.
The big to do list for the next #royalwedding
Set the Date
It was thought that a date would suitably set so as not to clash with the Duchess of Cambridge to give birth and to make sure all royals can attend and May 2018 has now been announced as the chosen month for the next Royal Wedding #royalwedding
Assumptions were set on St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which has now been confirmed, a grand venue but allows for a smaller royal wedding than those set at Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s cathedral, Kensington Palace confirmed the details via Twitter on the 28th of November.
The Guest List
With over 2,000 people attending the wedding of William and Kate, it may be more of a smaller affair for the newly engaged couple.
The Wedding Party
With the best man expected to be William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will most likely be a page boy and flower girl, Megan is thought to pick some of her closest friends to become bridesmaids.
Dress designers world-wide will be hoping to get the call for this dress. For the wedding she appeared in for her role within Suits it was from designer Anne Barge, for her first wedding she wore a strapless, floor length white sleek dress with diamante detail.
With one of her close friends running a bridal store in Toronto, this will most likely be her first store to go to. The odds are already set at a 1-3 for an Erdern Moralioglu dress, 2-1 for a Sarah Burton designed dress who also designed Kate’s and 5-1 for a Vera Wang dress.
With Megan being an expert in calligraphy, she is most likely going to be very highly involved with the creation of the invitations although we assume the normal gold embossed invites will be used.
Cake and Flowers
A traditional flower for Royal Brides is myrtle which will be expected to be within the bouquet and no doubt the cake will have a high attention to detail and traditionally keeping to two cakes.
Although the couple will hope to keep the destination a secret, there are thoughts they may go to Africa a much loved destination by the couple where they also shared they’re first holiday. With Megan also a lover of Paris, once writing in her own blog about the food, the accent – this may even possibly be a mini-moon before travelling elsewhere in the world.
Much speculation was given over what Megan’s official royal title will be when the couple marry, it has been said that she will be referred to as “Her Royal highness Princess Henry of Wales” as well as another title depending on Harry’s nobility ranking at the time of marriage.
Officially a new joint website will be created after their wedding and they will need to decide whether to create their own foundation or rebrand the Royal Foundation to include Megan.
Some other traditions that will no doubt be included in the big day are that the groom will always be in military dress, such as Prince William wore in 2011. The Royal family will always sit on the right hand side of the church. They do not wear wedding rings which both William and Philip have both adhered to.
By Telegraph Newspaper