As we all know courtesy of Alanis Morisette, few things are more ironic than rain on your wedding day. But, fortunately, it's looking like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't face this unfortunate twist of weather fate at their upcoming royal wedding.
The Met Office, the national weather service in the U.K., is currently predicting sunny weather and warm temperatures for the May 19 ceremony. Despite unpredictable spring climate across the pond in May, the weather experts say there's a chance of "warmer spells" on the big day, according to the Evening Standard.
"We've got this idea that there could be some warmer spells, most likely across the south and east of England, so at least that bodes well for wedding locations and things like that," meteorologist Charlie Powell told the Evening Standard. According to Powell, the weather in May in the U.K. has historically remained above 16 degrees Celsius, which equates to about 61 degrees Fahrenheit. However, considering the royal wedding is still two weeks away, it's hard to know for sure how the forecast may turn out.
The duo does seem well-prepared in the case of inclement weather, however. Kensington Palace announced the couple's chosen horse-drawn carriage last week for the big day, along with a second option if it rains. Markle and Harry will process through Windsor after their wedding ceremony in the Ascot Landau carriage, which Prince William and Kate Middleton included in their 2011 post-wedding procession to transport the wedding party. But the Scottish State Coach, a covered carriage, is on deck as the wet weather option and features a glass roof, so even elevated crowd members will get a glimpse of the newlywed couple.
However, as is expected with any bride, Markle is reportedly stressed out about the royal wedding weather, according to The Sun. While it's too soon for a definitive Mother Nature forecast, sources report she's been caught off guard by the British weather, which is one wedding planning factor that's unfortunately out of her control. But, even if she has to sport an umbrella with her wedding day frock, we know she'll still look just as princess-worthy.
Rain on the royal wedding would be an issue for the couple's guests, as well. Harry and Markle's wedding invitations demand a "uniform morning coat or lounge suit" for men, and a "day dress with hat" for women. Judging by this dress code and Will and Kate's wedding attendees, many female guests will probably sport some incredibly intricate fascinators, which would not bode well with a rain poncho or parasol.
Rain or shine, it's essentially a given that the public will be excited to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say "I do." And, hopefully the couple's pre-wedding romantic getaway will help calm the future bride's weather-related nerves.