The world eagerly anticipates the grandest wedding of the year when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially tie the knot. From the moment they got engaged, everyone began asking many questions about the details surrounding the big day.
With little time to spare between now and May 19th, the couple has managed to get every last detail secured. They have yet to divulge everything, but what they have told thus far gets us even more excited for the magnificent day.
Not only will the world be able to join in and watch the wedding from the comfort of their own home, but hundreds will also be in attendance, including many of their friends, family, and members of their favored charities.
One person that has been quite impactful on the bride and groom’s decisions for the wedding is Harry’s 96-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip. Harry and Philip have a very close-knit relationship and, when Philip’s health started to decline, Harry knew just what he had to do. He and Meghan decided to have a wedding sooner than later so that his beloved grandfather would be able to attend the most important day of his life.
Royal expert, Katie Nicholl, elaborated on the hasty wedding plans: “In fact, one of the reasons that Prince Harry has wanted this wedding to happen quite quickly - this really whirlwind by royal standards - is because his 96-year-old grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, is retired now and Prince Harry really wants him to be at his wedding.”
Despite their quick planning, the Duke may not end up being in attendance after all. Royal updates have been flooding in concerning the Duke, and his health is a continual cause for concern. A royal family spokesperson was asked about this matter, to which they stated they would have a better understanding of the matter closer to the wedding.
After the Duke underwent hip surgery, it is reported that he is making a great recovery. This news gives us hope that, despite the rumors online, he may, after all, be well enough to come to the biggest day of his grandson’s life. Our thoughts and prayers are with him for a quick, healthy recovery!