Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Arrived at Windsor Castle for the Royal Wedding

Here we go!

Updated 05/17/18

Neil Mockford

It's all happening! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially arrived at Windsor Castle ahead of the royal wedding, and the excitement is palpable.

The soon-to-be-wed couple was spotted in a car pulling into the castle on Thursday, E! News reports. This is the first time Harry and Meghan have been seen together since their most recent public engagement, in April, though they've understandably had a hectic month leading up to the big day. Meghan looked every part the royal bride-to-be through the window of the car, smiling and waving at fans and wearing a cream-colored blouse, diamond earrings, and (of course) her iconic engagement ring, with Harry seated by her side.

Prince William and Kate Middleton rode together in a nearby car (driven by William himself!).

With less than 48 hours to go before the historic wedding takes place, the royal family appears to be gearing up for the big day. Though this week has had its fair share of headline-making drama—most of it related to Markle's father and whether or not he'll attend the wedding in the wake of a paparazzi scandal and reportedly a heart attack—the entire wedding party looked calm, cool, and collected rolling into the estate.

Though they arrived at the venue together, Harry and Meghan will be taking some time apart before exchanging their vows. Per tradition, they will stay in separate accommodations the night before the wedding, with Prince Harry and Prince William at the Coworth Park Hotel in Berkshire, 15 minutes away, and Meghan Markle and her mom, Doria Ragland, at the Cliveden House Hotel, 25 minutes away.

Though St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is undoubtedly a stunning space for a royal wedding (or any wedding, for that matter), it actually wasn't the couple's first choice. They had initially wanted to host their nuptials at Frogmore House, where they took their engagement photos, but it was reportedly vetoed by the rest of the royal family. Given what we know about the flowers, cake, and venue in general, though, there is no doubt that Saturday's event at Windsor Castle will be beautiful.

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