Here at Creative Castle Productions we are so excited about the Royal Wedding between American former actress Meghan Markle and our beloved Prince Harry.
For those of you that have been living under a rock, Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in early Novemeber 2017 and ever since then everyone has been eagerly anticipating the wedding date which was set for a Late Spring/Early Summer Wedding on 17th May 2018.
How did they meet?
The Prince and Meghan were introduced by a mutual friend and then after a couple of dates in London last July Harry invited Meghan to join him on a 5 day romantic getaway in Botswana.
Camped out in the wilderness of the gorgeous jungle the romance blossomed under the stars and it wasn’t long before the couple fell head over heels in love.
“It was definitely a set up [organised by our mutual friend] and the only question I asked was is he nice?” – Meghan
How did the Prince propose?
The Prince and Meghan are a modern couple and unlike the pomp and ceremony that is often associated with Royal engagements, Harry wanted his proposal to be as real and authentic as possible. So he went with his gut late one Sunday evening after roasting a chicken together at their home and he got on his knee and gave his bride to be Meghan one of the biggest surprises of her life.
“It was so romantic, and natural, he got on one knee and it was just such a lovely surprise” – Meghan
Talking to the BBC in an interview shortly after announcing the engagement Harry admitted that she barely let him me finish asking the question.
“She didn’t even let me finish, it was can I say yes can I say yes and then there was hugs and I still had the ring and I said can I give you the ring now?” – Harry
A little Background…
The Prince who’s real name is Prince Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor served in the Army for 10 years before setting up the Invictus Games, an olympic style event for sick, injured or wounded military personnel. In addition he is the president of the African Parks Conservation and a patron of several charities and good causes including the Walk of America campaign.
He is the second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne and was recently voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
Meghan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and entered the world of acting after graduating from North Western University. Her most remembered TV role is likely to be that of Rachel Zane in the Hit U.S comedy Suits. She also appeared in the films Remember me and Horrible Bosses. She announced her retirement from acting after her engagement was made official.
The Marriage will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Its expected to be less lavish than brother William’s 2011 wedding to Catherine Middleton, however celebrities rumoured to be on the guest list include David Beckham and wife Victoria, The Spice Girls, Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra, Sir Elton John, George Clooney, Ellie Goulding, The Cast of Meghan’s former TV drama Suits and of course Harry’s Grandmother The Queen and all the Senior members of The Royal Family.
The Wedding itself is expected to draw in thousands of spectators however only 600 invited guests will witness the couple get married with their own eyes in the delightful Chapel, before an afternoon stand-up reception with canapés and champagne at St George’s Hall and finally a private evening reception with 200 of those guests at the exclusive Frogmore House.
Where can you watch it?
For those of us not lucky enough to be among the 2460 members of the public invited to stand in the grounds of Windsor Castle on the big day, the next best option is to watch the celebrations live on television.
The best place to watch it is ITV where LIVE coverage starts from 9.25 or BBC One from 12.00 midday when the action really starts to unfold. Sky One and YouTube will also be showing the wedding should you prefer these options. Most broadcasters will also have highlights of the big day on their News programmes.
You can also take up the option of joining thousands of people packing the streets of Windsor who will be cheering on the happy couple although its sure to be a busy affair and potentially a warm one too so make sure you dress appropriately and take a bottle of water with you.
There is nothing more to say from Creative Castle Productions other than a massive congratulations to Harry and Megan!
And, If you are arranging your very own Royal Wedding you can have the television treatment just like The Prince by booking us to film your wedding, we’d be delighted to video your special moments and turn you into the stars for the day.