The Royal Wedding Taking Place At Windsor: Prince Harry Marries Actress Meghan Markle Today.
It all started with a blind date that went really , really well.
It was in July 2016, not even two years ago .
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were set up by a mutual friend, a woman who thought they might click.
Those dates usually fail 99 out of 100 times — but this time something magical happened .
Less than two years later, they will marry : two people who found each other after years of searching . But Harry ’s status as a senior British royal and Markle ’s entertainment industry presence as a star on the TV series “Suits ” has turned Saturday’ s wedding into a global event .
From St . George ’ s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle , the royal wedding ceremony — complete with Anglican prayers and tradition , classical music and a gospel choir — will be beamed to tens of millions of TV viewers throughout the world .
“Windsor is absolutely bursting with excitement ,” said royal historian Hugo Vickers . “ There are cardboard cutouts of Meghan and Harry in every shop window , virtually . There ’s bunting all over the place . I ’ve never seen so many people in the streets of Windsor .”
He says there ’s substance and meaning to the event that goes beyond its glitzy surface .
“It’ s very glamorous,” he said . “But it is also the meeting , isn’ t it, between a once – wayward prince and an actress who has also addressed the United Nations — she ’s the first royal bride to have addressed the United Nations . She ’s a human rights activist and a feminist and a global ambassador for charities .
“She ’s led her own life . .. she ’s not coming onto the scene without credentials . She’ s a highly proficient, very articulate young lady ,” he said .