It’s the wedding of the year. On the 19th May, Prince Harry will tie the knot with fiancée Megan Markle. For the formidable event, Kensington Palace has put in place rigorous protocols to make sure the event runs smoothly. However, there is one detail in particular that has got everyone talking.
A precise instruction
On the 19th May, Windsor Castle will welcome around 2,640 guests to witness the historic event. All of whom, will witness the arrival of the bride and groom as the procession approaches the castle. Among those invited, 1,200 people are members of the public. These guests have been instructed to bring their own picnic as only light refreshments and snacks will be served.
A protocol strongly criticised by some guests who were quick to highlight the financial resources of the Royal Family. When interviewed by The Guardian Saeed Atcha, who runs an association in aiding the training and education of young people, said that some people from more modest backgrounds were stunned by this instruction. He said ‘They were saying, how come they have this money and you have to bring a picnic?’.
A £32 million ceremony
The wedding ceremony itself will take place in St Georges Chapel. It will host 600 guests who are also invited to the reception lunch held by the Queen at the Castle. In the evening, Prince Charles will invite 200 guests to Frogmore House.
According to Bridebook, a wedding planning company, the cost of the wedding between Prince Harry and the young American actress Meghan Markle, will cost around £32 million.