Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will share their big day on May 19, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, with some lucky people who will be able to see the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests, as well as the carriage procession as it departs the castle. The group of 2,640 will be made up of 1,200 members of the public from ”every corner of the United Kingdom” who will be nominated to attend by nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices. Kensington Palace said: ”The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities.” A further 200 people will be chosen from a range of charities which Harry, 33, and former ‘Suits’ star Meghan have a close association with, including those which the flame-haired prince is a patron of. 100 pupils from two local schools, The Royal School, Great Park, Windsor and St George’s School, Windsor Castle, will be able to witness the extraordinary events unfold on the big day, as will 610 Windsor Castle community members, and 530 members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate. Kensington Palace said in a statement: ”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. 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. In addition to the Carriage Procession in Windsor, they have today shared some further details of how the public will be involved on May 19th. ”Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have invited 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the arrivals of the Bride and Groom, and their wedding guests, at the chapel and to watch the carriage procession as it departs from the castle

Meghan Markle is now a fully fledged member of the Church of England after the American actress was baptized and confirmed in a secret ceremony at St James’s Palace in London this week.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby administered the holy sacrament in a 45-minute service on Tuesday evening at the palace’s Chapel Royal with her fiance, Prince Harry, by her side, UK media outlets reported, quoting the Daily Mail.

Kensington Palace has not made a public statement but Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were also said to have been among the handful of guests in attendance.

Welby was reportedly asked to lead the service by Markle, with whom he has developing a close bond after providing guidance on the rites and sacraments of the Church in recent weeks.

As part of the ceremony, holy water from the River Jordan was poured on Markle’s head, the Mail reported. It was not necessary for Markle who attended a Roman Catholic high school but was brought up Protestant to convert in order to marry Prince Harry, but she announced at the time of her engagement that she would do so anyway before their wedding in mid-May.

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