LONDON, May 21, 2018 (News Wires) - Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday," the palace said in a statement.
"They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world," it said.
Some 100,000 people came for the ceremony in Windsor, west of London and it was watched live globally, including by 29 million people in the US alone.
LONDON, April 26, 2018 (AP) — It’s a family affair: Britain’s royal officials say Prince Harry has asked elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding next month.
Kensington Palace said Thursday that William is “honoured” to be playing the key role when Harry marries US actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19. Harry was best man when William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Photo shows Britain's Prince William, left, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration on ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey in London, on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, April, 25, 2018 - A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.
Markle fans who can't wait until the actress walks down the aisle next month can tune into the seventh season finale of the legal drama "Suits" -- which sees Markle's character Rachel tie the knot with Mike, played by Patrick J. Adams.
"I wanted to marry you from the second I met you," Mike says in a preview of the episode.
"You are the husband I've always wanted," Rachel says, marking a happy ending for the two actors leaving the series.
"We know there's another wedding on the horizon for Ms. Markle but just seeing her here in all of her bridal resplendence is a fairytale come true," said the network USA, which airs the series, on its website.
The characters Mike and Rachel had already tried getting married in a previous season -- but police arrested the former and thwarted the nuptial plans.
Shortly after announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the future Duchess, 36, said she would leaving acting to focus on humanitarian work.
Her final appearance on "Suits" -- in which she has starred since 2011 -- will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for her big day on May 19, when she will marry Prince Harry in a chapel inside Windsor Castle before 600 invited guests.
Another 2,640 people will be welcomed onto the castle grounds.
LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen a London florist beloved of the fashion industry to arrange the flower decorations for their wedding in late spring, Kensington Palace said on Sunday.
Philippa Craddock, whose client list includes designer Alexander McQueen and British Vogue magazine, will use seasonal blooms from around Windsor to decorate the ceremony venue, including white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves.
The May 19 wedding of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of the US TV legal drama Suits, will be held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The florist will also use branches of beech, birch and hornbeam from the surrounding parkland and the couple themselves helped select the foliage.
“Working with them has been an absolute pleasure,” Craddock said. “The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun.”
“The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront.”
After the wedding, the flowers will be distributed to charities.
Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, have invited 600 guests to their wedding, although the names of the guests are still secret.
More than 2,500 members of the public and figures from charities the couple support are invited to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests, and to see them depart on a carriage procession around Windsor after the ceremony.
LONDON, March 2, 2018 (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife-to-be Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, his office said on Friday.
Harry and U.S. actress Markle are tying the knot at his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle home on May 19 in a ceremony expected to attract attention from around the world.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.
The 2,640 invited guests will be made up of people from charities associated with the couple, local school pupils and members of the local community, and 1,200 people from across the country, chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too,” the statement said.
“This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom.”