One of the biggest weddings of the decade is set to take place in just three days! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will wed this Saturday, May 19 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle just outside of London–and the anticipation is killing us. Who designed Meghan’s wedding gown—Erdem, Jenny Packham, or maybe even a more experimental Alexander McQueen? Will she wear her hair up or down and top it off with a tiara or a veil? We need answers!
For such a high-profile event, everyone involved has proven they can seriously keep secrets. Everyone’s lips are sealed, and that includes the members of Meghan Markle’s bridal party. Up until today, they were so elusive we had yet to confirm their true identities.
While there are still unsolved mysteries about Meghan’s wedding look, we finally have more information about her bridal party–all 10 members, in fact! Following royal wedding protocol as Prince William and Kate did at their nuptials, the Duchess of Sussex-to-be will have the cutest bridesmaids and page boys join her in celebrating her big day.
The Members Of Meghan Markle’s Bridal Party:
Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Children, Prince George & Princess Charlotte Will Play A Major Role
Children take center stage at royal weddings and lucky for Meghan and Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s kids are the perfect age to represent in the bridal party. Prince George, age 4, and Princess Charlotte, age 3, will lead off the bridal party down the aisle–just as they did in their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding last year.
According to Kensington Palace, a group of 10 children in total, all Prince Harry and Meghan’s godchildren and family friends’ children, will be joining the little Prince and Princess.
Meghan’s bridesmaids will include the following, plus Princess Charlotte: Miss Florence van Cutsem, aged 3, goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem; Miss Remi Litt, age 6, goddaughter of Ms. Markle, daughter of Mrs. Benita Litt and Mr. Darren Litt; Miss Rylan Litt, age 7, goddaughter of Ms. Markle, daughter of Mrs. Benita Litt and Mr. Darren Litt, Miss Ivy Mulroney, aged 4, daughter of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney; and Miss Zalie Warren, aged 2, goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Zoe Warren and Mr. Jake Warren.
The page boys for the royal wedding will include the following, in addition to Prince George: Master Jasper Dyer, aged 6, godson of Prince Harry, son of Mrs. Amanda Dyer and Mr. Mark Dyer M.V.O.; Master Brian Mulroney, age 7, son of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney; and Master John Mulroney, aged 7, son of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney.
Meghan Markle’s Maid Of Honor Choice
When Kate Middleton got married, her maid of honor and sister Pippa received plenty of attention. For this year’s royal wedding, Meghan has chosen to not have a maid of honor. While this decision may come as a shock to many, there is a perfectly good reason for it.
“She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another,” a palace spokesman, said according to PEOPLE. “All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have their support.”
It is important to note that Meghan, too, has a sister: Samantha Markle, a former model who lives in Florida. However, it doesn’t seem as though the siblings are very close and judging by some not-so-nice things Samantha had to say about Meghan in the press, our guess is that Samantha will probably not play a major role in the bridal party.
Meghan’s other close friends and wedding support system include Jessica Mulroney, who works as a stylist in Canada. Her good pal Lindsay Roth Jordan, whom Markle met at Northwestern University, is also slated to be a matron of honor or bridesmaid (Markle was Jordan’s maid of honor at her wedding). Other bridal party members could include Heather Dorak, the owner of a Los Angeles pilates studio, and designers Misha Nonoo and Markus Anderson, who are good friends and have championed Meghan’s relationship with Harry from the very beginning.
Kate Middleton Will Not Serve As One Of Meghan’s Bridesmaids
Unlike traditional American weddings, the royal bridal party usually consists of younger bridesmaids and page boys, hence the group of 10 children chosen to serve in Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. As a result of this royal rule, it’s unlikely Kate will be in Meghan’s bridal party, reports Town & Country.
“For another, she is the future queen consort when William becomes king after his father, and would unlikely be an attending person to another royal bride,” royals expert and author Marlene Koenig.
If Meghan wanted to involve Kate in her wedding party, the only way she could do so (considering Kate’s status as a married royal) is by allowing her to participate as a matron of honor.
“But it’s unlikely for Catherine to do this,” says Koenig. “She was not a matron of honor, even at her sister’s wedding.”
Prince Harry’s Best Man & Groomsmen Are Mostly Familiar Faces
With so much focus on Meghan Markle’s wedding style and bridal party choices, we often forget that Harry has a say in this too!
There’s one person we already know is going to be a huge party of Harry’s day: his older brother, William. Harry served as William’s best man and now William will return the favor, reports ABC. Harry also has a tight group of friends who are expected to be groomsmen: Tom Straubenzee, Guy Pelly, and Tom Inskip.
Just a few more days and all Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wedding secrets will be revealed.
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