Fairy tale wedding-day carriage ride for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

fairy tale wedding dayPhoto: Kensington Palace

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will enjoy a fairy tale carriage ride in front of thousands of cheering wellwishers lining the streets of Windsor, it has emerged.

The happy couple confirmed they will be transported in a horse-drawn carriage after exchanging vows at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19.

And they announced they would hold a reception at St George’s Hall, the huge state room at Windsor, after their marriage.

There will also be a second ‘reception’, with Prince Charles holding a special party for his youngest son and new daughter-in-law in the evening.

Kensington Palace released a statement giving more details on the marriage ceremony planned for Meghan, 36, and 33-year-old Harry.

The statement said: “Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement.

“They are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public.”

It added that the marriage will be at noon, and will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Honourable Justin Welby, will officiate as the couple make their wedding vows.

After the couple will climb aboard the carriage and go from the cast to Castle Hill, up Windsor High Street and through the town, guaranteeing thousands of fans will get to enjoy the occasion.

“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,” the Palace statement said.

After the carriage ride, the newly weds will join the reception for the 800 wedding guests before that private evening party hosted by the Prince of Wales, ending what will truly be a fair tale wedding day.