Here's Everything We Know About Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding So Far

Mark(le) your calendars, because the world just got a whole lot more information on the next Royal Wedding

After announcing their engagement in late November, humanitarian and former actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are letting the public in on more details of their upcoming nuptials, from the location, to the officiant, to the exact route that the couple will take after they become Mr. and Mrs. 

The Kensington Palace Twitter revealed further details about the timing of the ceremony, which is to take place on May 19th, in a series of tweets.

The ceremony will take place at 12 pm British time, which means that we Americans will be setting our alarms for the early morning hours to catch a glimpse of Markle before she becomes an official royal. 

The wedding will take place in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, which dates back to the 14th century.

The ceremony will be officiated by the Dean of Windsor, who is the spiritual head of the canons at St. George's Chapel. David Conner, the Right Reverend, and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will also be officiating. 

After the ceremony, the couple will take a carriage around to give spectators the opportunity to see them. The carriage will go through the town of Windsor, which is outside of the center of London. They will then return to Windsor Castle, and the reception will take place at St. George's as well. 

Prince William and Duchess Kate famously took their carriage ride around London before ending up back at Buckingham Palace for that famous balcony kiss. Because Harry is not immediately in line for the throne, and Markle has been married before, their wedding is believed to be much more low key. 

Prince Charles will also host a later reception for the pair, which is just for close friends and family. 

St. George's is certainly a more intimate space for a royal wedding, as it seats 800 while Westminster Abbey- the site of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding- held over 2,000 guests. 

Markle told Vanity Fair in December 2016 that she and Prince Harry are an inherently private couple.

"We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed," she said. "I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship."

Their engagement occurred during an intimate home dinner at Nottingham Cottage in early November, with a ring designed by Harry that included diamonds from his late mother's collection, about three weeks before the news broke around the world.

Anyone else counting down the days until May 19th?

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