The big day is almost here! The highly anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is taking place on Saturday, May 19th, at 12 noon London time, meaning that Winnipegers who want to watch the action live will have to set their alarm clocks.
CBS, ABC, BBC America, TLC, HBO, Hallmark and E! are all offering live streams and commentary starting in the early hours. In Manitoba it will start at 6am, but coverage will begin two-three hours earlier, depending on the outlet.
While the day itself will likely be picture perfect (fingers crossed!), the lead-up has been anything but.
In recent days, it was revealed that Meghan’s 73-year-old father Thomas allegedly arranged for “candid” shots of himself to be taken by a celebrity photographer. While money is believe to have changed hands, Thomas claims he was motivated to arrange for photographs so that he didn’t embarrass Meghan with any unwholesome shots.
After the scandal broke, Thomas appeared to waffle on whether or not to attend the wedding and walk Meghan down the aisle as reports emerged that the Queen was “very angry” about the kerfluffle and Harry was “devastated.”
Eventually, he backed out, citing heart surgery as the reason. Meghan confirmed the news in a statement shared via Kensington Palace.
A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
Meanwhile, her estranged half-sister Samantha has been front and center granting interviews and claiming that it was her idea to have her father stage photographs. (She wasn’t invited to the wedding). On Wednesday, Samantha reportedly suffered a broken ankle and fractured knee after her boyfriend crashed their car attempting to evade paparazzi in Florida.
Kensington Palace released a statement yesterday regarding who will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle…
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2018
In Other News…
Not all of the 600 guests invited to their reception will be receiving catered food. Instead, they will have to bring picnics.
Only guests who have access to the chapel ceremony itself will receive a catered meal.
On a brighter note, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland has arrived in London from L.A., and she met Harry’s father Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla for tea at their London home. Doria won’t meet the Queen until the day of the wedding.
SOURCE – Fox News