All about the U.K. royal wedding
It’s almost that time of the year. The time we have of been waiting for. The most anticipated wedding of 2018 is drawing near and we are all keeping our ears to the ground and our eyes on the news to learn all we can about the U.K. royal wedding. Can you guess what wedding I’m talking about? If you guessed the royal wedding of Prince Henry of wales and American actress Meghan Markle. Then you guessed right. While some of us will be attending the wedding on social media and on TV, it’s not too late to hop on the next Virgin Atlantic flight to the U.K. to be part of the 1,200 people that have been invited to greet the royal couple on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Before I go ahead to spill all the tea on the upcoming royal wedding, first a little background history on the couple who have stolen our hearts.
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Harry was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, London, on 15 September 1984 as the second child of Charles, prince of wales, heir apparent to Queen Elizabeth II, and Diana, princess of Wales. His full-names are Henry Charles Albert David.
In June 2003, Harry completed his education at Eton with two A-levels, achieving a grade B in art and D in geography, having decided to drop history of art after AS level. He excelled in sports, particularly polo and rugby union.
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It was reported in October 2016 that Prince Harry had entered into an intimate relationship with American Actress Meghan Markle. On 8 November 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince Harry was “a few months” into a relationship with American actress Meghan Markle, in a statement from the prince asking for the “abuse and harassment” of Markle and her family to end. In September 2017, they made their first public appearance together at an official royal engagement at the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto.
On 27 November 2017, Clarence House and Kensington Palace both announced that Prince Harry and Markle were engaged.
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Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles to a Caucasian father and and African American mother. Earlier on, Markle worked as a freelance calligrapher to support herself between early acting jobs. In July 2011, she played the role of Rachel Zane on the USA Network series suits. She completed her work on the series seventh season in late 2017.
Markle will be the second American and first Person of mixed race heritage to marry into the British royal family. Since Harry is sixth in line to the throne at the time of his engagement, he had to obtain the Queen’s permission to marry under the succession of crown Act 2013, which allows the monarch to approve or disapprove marriages of the first six persons in line of succession. The Queen’s consent was declared to the privy council of the United Kingdom in March 2018.
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The royal wedding will take place on 19 May 2018 at St George chapel, Windsor. If you would be traveling to the U.K. anytime soon, for the wedding or otherwise, travel start are having amazing promo for cheap flights from Lagos to London on Virgin Atlantic.
Experts expect the wedding to cost around £500,000. However, the royal family have announced that they will pay for the wedding. In 12 February 2018, Kensington Palace announced that the wedding will take place at 12:00 pm BST. There will be two receptions, the first hosted by the Queen and will take place at St George’s Hall. A second reception will ensue at Frogmore House for family and close friends hosted by the prince of wales.
The guest list is said to include approximately 600 people, most of whom have a direct relationship with the couple. Another 200 close friends of the couple have been invited to attend the evening reception at Frogmore House. Members of the public are also invited to greet the couple outside the chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. So if you are looking for cheap flights from Lagos to London don’t forget to take pictures!