Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the schedule for their forthcoming wedding day on 19 May 2018 in Windsor, which will give spectators a chance to wave to the happy couple. As a hotel near the royal wedding in Windsor, we’ve got some local tips to help you have the best chance of seeing the newlyweds.
The couple will get married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle at midday. After the ceremony, they will embark on a carriage ride around Windsor at 13:00. This carriage ride will follow a route along Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road and Albert Road. The final part of the royal couple’s journey will take the Long Walk through Windsor Great Park.
A Royal Park of 5,000 acres, Windsor Great Park was the former private hunting ground of Windsor Castle and dates back to the 13th century. In its entirety, the Long Walk is a three-mile long, tree-lined avenue, that runs from The Copper Horse statue on Snow Hill to the George IV Gateway at Windsor Castle. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s carriage will join the Long Walk at Albert Road and continue all the way back to Windsor Castle.
The best place to spot the royal couple on their wedding day will be on this stretch of the Long Walk. In particular, the wide, tree-lined avenue offers more standing space than the narrower roads throughout Windsor. It’s also the prettiest spot of the route, with Windsor Castle perfectly framed at the end of the avenue.
Wherever you decide to watch the royal wedding, make sure you get there early. Royal weddings pull in great well-wishing crowds, so find your spot and enjoy the atmosphere as you wait.
Following the carriage journey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a reception with their guests at St George’s Hall. Later in the evening, Prince Harry’s father – Prince Charles – will host a private evening reception for the couple’s family and friends.
High profile royal weddings don’t happen very often, but when they do, the buzz on the streets is like nothing else in the world. People flock out to celebrate a great British tradition, intent on enjoying their own piece of the royal wedding day. If you want to make the most of the occasion too, stay near Windsor for the royal wedding at The Runnymede on Thames.
On the banks of the River Thames just a few miles downriver from Windsor, our four-star family run hotel makes the perfect setting to relax after playing your part in another family’s big day up the road. Enjoy a visit to our award-winning spa, indulge in a meal at one of our riverside restaurants and relax on our lush riverside lawn. And of course, you must raise a glass of bubbly to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle too. A visit to Windsor for the royal wedding wouldn’t be complete without it.