All eyes will be on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on May 19 as the royal couple gets married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. This year’s big royal wedding will be a spectacle to behold, with guests traveling from around the world to witness the special moment for the American actress and her royal beau.
While St. George’s Chapel has particular significance for Prince Harry — he was baptized there back in 1984 — it’s also a venue with significant roots for the rest of the royal family.
Here’s everything you need to know about the historic location where Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding will take place.
Windsor Castle is located about 22 miles from central London, in the quaint town of Windsor. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, 39 of England’s ensuing monarchs have since called Windsor Castle home, making it the oldest — and, at 13 acres, largest — continually inhabited royal residence in the world. It’s still, in fact, one of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s favorite spots to stay on the weekends and during holidays. (Visitors will know she’s around if the royal flag is flying.) Queen Elizabeth usually spends much of the spring at the residence as well.
St. George’s Chapel, an intricate Gothic space, is located on the Windsor Castle grounds. It was first constructed in 1475 during Edward IV’s reign, and then served as the home of the Order of the Garter, according College of St. George website.
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