Why Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Be Much Smaller Than Previous Royal Nuptials

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Why Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Be Much Smaller Than Previous Royal Nuptials

When Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey, where they were wed, 1,900 people were invited inside to witness the royal nuptials in person. A million more people also lined the route between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey to try to get a glimpse of the happy couple.

Meghan received an apron as her first gift Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan received an apron as her first gift Photo (C) GETTY

Although there may be just as many spectators waiting in the streets to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day, the number of guests actually invited to the ceremony will be significantly smaller.

Harry and Meghan have decided to do things their way for the wedding, and they’ve already broken a number of royal rules.

Since Prince Harry and Meghan have chosen to have their ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, their guest list needs to be smaller since the chapel only seats about 800.

The Royal Household have said that Harry and Meghan's wedding is expected to be a more low-key affair that Kate and William's
The Royal Household have said that Harry and Meghan’s wedding is expected to be a more low-key affair that Kate and William’s

There are a number of other reasons for the smaller affair, as well. For one, Prince Harry is not in direct line to the throne, so they won’t need to invite extended family and foreign dignitaries.

That said, the couple will probably invite more of their friends, including a number of Hollywood stars. In addition, Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy might attend the ceremony! Chelsy and Harry, who dated on and off from 2004 to 2011, have reportedly remained friends after breaking up, according to Us Weekly. She even immediately congratulated Harry when she heard about his engagement.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor on May 19 and are predicted to opt for a 'traditional' seating plan
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19 and are predicted to opt for a ‘traditional’ seating plan

Of course, most of us think 800 people is still quite large for a wedding, but for the royal family, it’s actually pretty small!

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