Royal Wedding Schedule: An Hour-by-Hour Game Plan For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding


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The royal wedding is only one day away! In less than 24 hours, Meghan Markle will have gone from small-screen actress to British royalty. By now, we have almost all of the details on the couple's big day—from their wedding cake recipe to who will escort Meghan down the aisle, and of course the times of all the major big-day events.

For royal fans looking for a rundown on exactly how the big day will play out, here is a hour-by-hour look, per the U.K.'s Evening Standard, at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding. You won't want to miss a thing!

9 a.m. (4 a.m. EST)

At 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, members of the public will begin to arrive on the Windsor Castle grounds to watch the ceremony take place.

9:30-11:00 a.m. (4:30-6:00 a.m. EST)

Around 9:30, guests of the bride and groom will begin to make their way towards the Castle’s famous Round Tower by coach and enter the chapel through the South Door where they will then take their seats.

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11:20 a.m. (6:20 a.m. EST)

Royal family members will begin to arrive at the ceremony venue. The regal guests will enter through the chapel's Galilee Porch by either foot or car. At this time, the bride and her mother, Doria Ragland, will depart from their hotel and head towards the castle. The mother-daughter duo will ride along the Long Walk, which will allow the public to see the car as it arrives at the castle.

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11:45 a.m. (6:45 a.m. EST)

At this time, Prince Harry and his best man, Prince William, will arrive at the West Steps. It's believed the two will arrive on foot, giving the public the opportunity to see the groom and best man as they enter the ceremony venue.

After making his grand entrance, Prince Harry will likely make his way to the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps to acknowledge the 200 representatives from charities he is associated with.

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11:55-11:59 a.m. (6:55-6:59 a.m. EST)

The Queen will enter at the ceremony grounds, following royal protocol as the last member of the royal family to arrive.

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11:59 a.m. (6:59 a.m. EST)

The royal bride will join Prince Charles (who will walk her down the aisle), the bridesmaids, and the pageboys at the Chapel’s West Steps. The party will then begin their journey to the altar, at which time she will pass the crowds of people on the Long Walk. The bride's mother will also join them on this excursion, but will enter the chapel at Galilee Porch to find her seat.

12:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. EST)

The wedding ceremony begins!

1:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. EST)

At this time, the ceremony will end and the royal newlyweds will make their way to the West Steps of the Chapel. They will then depart on their carriage procession through Windsor, where they will be waved off by crowds of adoring fans. The congregation will follow the couple, filing out of the chapel before they make their way to St. George’s Hall for the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen.

1:05 p.m. (8:05 a.m. EST)

The carriage procession is estimated to take about 25 minutes. At this point, the 600 guests will begin to arrive at the Waterloo Chamber at St. George's Hall for the daytime reception.

7:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. EST)

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will join the evening reception at Frogmore House, which is hosted by the Prince Charles.

See more: Everything You Need to Know About the Royal Wedding

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