As a young man, Prince Harry was the rebellious playboy who often caused scandals for the royal family, despite his honorable service in the Royal Armed Services. But the United Kingdom’s most eligible bachelor eventually found love with Suits actress Meghan Markle. It’s the second time in history that a member of the British royal family has chosen to marry an American, but this time the Queen seems to be okay with the couple breaking many traditions. From the dress to what the couple requested for gifts, here’s everything you need to know about the royal wedding. Will Meghan’s dad be there to walk her down the aisle?
A Saturday Royal Wedding Is Not Common
The royal wedding of 2018 will already go against tradition because of the decision to marry on a Saturday. Per tradition, royal weddings typically take place on a weekday, but the date is set for May 19, 2018. The date for Saturday inconveniences best man Prince William, who usually presents the trophy at the FA Cup final at Wembley which is on the same day.
It’s suspected that this date was chosen to accommodate William’s wife, Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child on April 23, 2018, and is expected to be well enough to attend the May wedding.