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.
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.
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.
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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