Nearly seven years have passed since the world watched Prince William and Kate Middleton get married in an extravagant London ceremony one could only describe as fit for an (almost) king. Since then, the couple has welcomed two beautiful and photogenic baby royals and just recently announced a third is on the way. But on May 19, the media attention will turn to William’s younger brother, Harry, who will be marrying American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle.
It may be the second major royalwedding in a decade but not everything will be the same. With the wedding two months away, here are 10 things we already know Harry and Meghan will do differently on their big day.
1.) The Ceremony Won’t Take Place In London
Just days after the couple announced their engagement in November 2017, it was revealed the ceremony would take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The castle is about 20 miles west of London, whereas William and Kate got married at the famous Westminster Abbey, right next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
St. George’s Chapel has held a few royal marriages in the past, including the wedding of Prince Harry’s uncle Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, but the couple apparently picked the location for personal reasons.
“Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half,” according to a statement from Kensington Palace.