London: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are all set to walk down the aisle in May this year, revealed some new details about their upcoming royal wedding and thanked the public for the good wishes and love they have receiving since they announced their engagement in November.
The wedding will begin at 7 am at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Kensington Palace said in a statement. A horse-drawn carriage will take Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan Markle down Windsor's main street after they marry in the town's castle in May.
Following a noon ceremony, the newlyweds will make a 'short journey' in the carriage, leaving the castle at around 1 pm, it said.
"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement," the palace said in a statement. "They are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public.
The latest buzz suggested that at 1 pm, the newlyweds will embark on a carriage procession along a route including Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road, Long Walk and Windsor Castle.
It is to be noted that the royal wedding, which takes place on May 19, has been speculated to clash with the FA Cup final. However, the palace said that the wedding will begin at midday, giving an indication that chances of a clash are unlikely as recent finals have kicked off at 5:30 pm.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will officiate on May 19 as the couple make their marriage vows, while the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, will conduct the wedding service, the palace also confirmed. After the ceremony, the pair and their guests will move to St George's Hall for a reception, which they will rejoin after the carriage procession.
Later that evening Prince Charles will host another reception for the couple and their 'close friends and family', it added. Harry and Markle announced their engagement in November and have since made a series of public appearances, drawing crowds of well-wishers.
As the president of the Football Association, the Duke of Cambridge usually attends the FA Cup final and presents the trophy. However, this year, William, who is otherwise engaged with wedding duties, is most likely to skip the Cup final.
The palace said further details about the wedding day will be revealed in the weeks and months ahead.
(With AFP inputs)