More importantly, can you hire the venue for your wedding?

A better part of November has been a whirlwind time for successful American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after announced their engagement last week.

After a year of dating each other, they finally confirmed their engagement on November 27 at the Palace Gardens. A day later, the wedding date and the venue was confirmed by the Kensington Palace.


The statement said, “The marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May, 2018. Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding. Further details about the wedding will be announced in due course.”

What you should know about the wedding venue

St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle isn’t necessarily reserved just for blue bloods. Nevertheless, know that giving even commoners access to the chapel is extremely limited. The chapel is both a Royal Peculiar, meaning that it’s ruled by the monarch, and a chapel of the Order of the Garter.

So in order to get hitched at this place, you’ll have to fill in to one of these requirements: you either have to be a knight or a resident of Windsor Castle or a College of St. George resident. Unless you suddenly discover a lost will from a long lost relative who can vouch for your supposed royal blood. 

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