| USA TODAY
When it comes to a royal wedding, it's all about location, location and location.
In 1981, Harry's mother, former Lady Diana Spencer, married his father, Prince Charles, in front of 3,500 guests at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Years later, in 2011, Harry's brother, Prince William, married former Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in front of nearly 2,000 guests.
On May 19th, Harry's fiancee, the American Meghan Markle, will be accompanied by her father Thomas Markle, who is magnificently brimming with branches of beech, birch, hornbeam, white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves in front of 600 guests in St. George's ; s chapel in Windsor Castle to marry their own prince charmingly.
Markle will follow in the footsteps of other royal brides. More than a dozen royal weddings took place in the chapel, including the intimate prayer ceremony celebrating the two-part wedding of Harry's father, Prince Charles, with his second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, and Harry's uncle Prince Edward's wedding, Sophie Rhys. Jones in 1999.
St. The George's Chapel sits in the 900-year-old Windsor Castle and is part of the royal family's residence, whose name is Windsor from William's Conqueror's sprawling fortress. Queen Elizabeth II Spends most of her weekends at Windsor Castle when in London. In addition to the chapel, the castle houses the state apartments, the semi-state rooms and the large reception room.
The chapel, an example of English Gothic architecture, is also the resting place of 10 monarchs, including Henry VII and his third wife, Jane Seymour. The Queen Mother, Harry's great-grandmother, is in the chapel next to her husband George VI. To bury.
More recent than the castle dates back to the chapel from the 14th century and is located in the "lower part" of the castle park. It was completed in 1528 and is home to numerous royal rituals. In addition to royal weddings and burials, the chapel is the spiritual home of the Garter Order, founded in 1348 by Edward III. It was also the location for many of the royal family's personal religious ceremonies, including the baptism of Prince Harry in 1984.
After Harry and Meghan's lunchtime wedding, the newlywed couple becomes a royal carriage in front of St. George's Chapel climb Windsor Town, where Windsor Castle is located and home to around 32,000 residents. Then they will return to the Castle for a formal reception in the St. George's Hall
With a length of 180 feet, the hall is the largest room in Windsor Castle and was the location of many state banquets. The ceiling and the walls of the hall are decorated with shields, armor and portraits.
In Windsor Castle, a fire broke out in 1992, causing the roof of the hall to collapse. The walls, however, remained intact. Architect Giles Downes transformed the hall into a modern Gothic style.
After the formal reception, the couple will attend a private dinner dinner for 200 guests of Prince Charles at the Frogmore House, a 17th-century mansion on the castle grounds best known as the site of the Royal Mausoleum Prince Albert is buried. Meghan and Harry posed for their official engagement photos on the grounds of Frogmore House.
The famed gardens at the house, located half a mile south of Windsor Castle, are home to lakes, clearings, footpaths and bridges with patchwork garden buildings. including a summerhouse in the Gothic ruin of James Wyatt and a teahouse for Queen Victoria.