19 May 2018

Prince Harry & Meghan's Wedding: The Open Post

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good whatever it is wherever you are! This is your open post for chatting during the wedding of Prince Harry (now the Duke of Sussex!) and Ms. Meghan Markle (very shortly the Duchess of Sussex!).

Please make sure you read the notes at the bottom of the post.

Livestream links (YouTube):

The Official Channel of the Royal Family (Goes live at 11 am)

SkyNews Live

The Royal Family Channel (not the official channel)

These are far from your only options to watch the wedding, including other streams and television stations! I'll be mixing some streaming with PBS in the U.S., which is broadcasting the BBC's coverage.

Titles: The Queen this morning made Harry the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton, and Baron Kilkeel.

Wedding Timeline (from the Order of Service, which is available here, and this PA video):
  1. 9:30 am (4:30 am Eastern): Guests begin to arrive.
  2. 11:00 (6:00 am Eastern): The first glimpse of the bride is expected, as she leaves her hotel.
  3. 11:25: Members of the royal family arrive.
  4. 11:40: The groom and his best man arrive.
  5. 11:42: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive.
  6. 11:45: The mother of the bride, Ms. Doria Ragland, arrives.
  7. 11:52: The Queen arrives.  
  8. 11:59: The bride arrives.
  9. 12:00 (7:00 am Eastern): The ceremony begins.
  10. The ceremony lasts approximately 1 hour, after which the newlyweds will take a carriage ride around Windsor.
  11. 7:00 pm: The bride and groom head to the evening reception at Frogmore House.

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Enjoy! Our wedding posts will be up later on.