What we know about the royal far

Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales — he’s “Prince Harry” to you — and American actress Meghan Markle will tie the knot on May 19, 2018 at 12 p.m. GMT (7 a.m. ET).

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The public can’t attend the actual ceremony at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle but a selected 2,600 can be part of the royal experience.

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Those guests will include community leaders, students, charities and organizations close to the couple’s hearts, Windsor Castle Community members and those of the royal households and Crown Estate.

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What’s a wedding without a reception?

The royal reception will take place at St. George's Hall, prior to a private evening reception for friends and family hosted by Prince Charles, Harry's father.

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Who will be there?

They haven’t said publicly. It’s rumored that former President Barack Obama may make the cut.

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Pomp and circumstance?

The UK’s Ministry of Defence said that military regiments and units which hold a special relationship with Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, will provide “ceremonial support at the wedding and during the carriage procession.

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Will there be cake?

The couple selected Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based Violet Bakery. Like Markle, Ptak also has American ties: She was raised in California. She’ll make a lemon elderflower cake that will feature buttercream and fresh flowers.

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Who’s paying for all of this?

Traditionally, the bride’s family pays, but the royal family will pick up the tab for this one.

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