Meghan Markle confirms hen party is ‘sorted’ as she joins Prince Harry in Edinburgh
MEGHAN Markle has told well-wishers in Edinburgh she is ready for her royal hen party ahead of saying her vows to Prince Harry.
The soon-to-be-wed Hollywood starlet told those who lined the streets to welcome her in the Scottish city earlier today that the hen party is “sorted” – adding that it “will be fun”.
It is not known exactly how she will celebrate the traditional pre-marital party however it is likely to be a less than raucous affair given the nature of the wedding to follow it.
Today’s trip with Prince Harry marked the couple’s first official visit to Scotland.
Just a day before Valentine’s, it is the fourth public appearance the betrothed pair have made together after visits to Nottingham, Brixton in south London and Cardiff.
The future royal wore a stunning double breasted tartan coat for the occasion, risking an amusing wardrobe clash with another visitor to the city centre – Cruachan, the Shetland pony.
Also dressed in tartan, the mascot for the Royal Regiment of Scotland attempted to upstage the couple further by nibbling at Prince Harry’s hand.
However the Prince, an experience horse rider and ploy player, was able to laugh off the pony’s antics.
At the time Kensington palace tweeted: “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are greeted on arrival at Edinburgh Castle by the Band of the Royal Marines and the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Shetland pony Cruachan.”
Harry and Meghan will tie the knot in May in front of 800 guests in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 May.
And a representative from the palace has confirmed to Express.co.uk the historic event will be televised.
The spokeswoman said the royal couple will allow cameras into St George’s Chapel for the ceremony to be filmed.
There will be a pool camera, so all media outlets will be able to plug in and run footage of the day.
Kensington Palace said a day after the engagement announcement: “The couple of course want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family.
“They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved.
“This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters of the bride and groom.”
The wedding will begin at 12pm GMT on May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
This will be followed by a carriage procession through Windsor from St George’s Chapel through Windsor Town, Long Walk and finishing at Windsor Castle.
Kensington Palace said: “They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”
Millions tuned in to watched Kate Middleton and Prince William get married in 2011 – around 23 million Americans and 27 million Britons.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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