Royal Wedding Countdown: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Put the Final Touches on Their Fairy-Tale Day
By Desiree Murphy and Liz Calvario
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be tying the knot at St. George's Chapel this spring, and each and every week, ET will be breaking down all the latest updates as they gear up for their May 19 nuptials.
BIGGEST NEWS OF THE WEEK
The fairy-tale wedding of the year is all coming together! On Wednesday, Kensington Palace revealed that Meghan and Harry have selected the horse and carriage they'll ride around Windsor Town in immediately following the church service. Seeing as it will be the first time the public will catch a glimpse of the two as newlyweds, it will certainly be a historic moment for all.
That being said, in keeping up with royal tradition, Meghan and Harry have chosen the Ascot Landau, built in 1883, as their horse-drawn carriage for their big day. One of five Ascot Landaus in the Royal Mews, the carriage will be led by a traveling Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and pulled by Windsor Grey horses, including a father and son named Storm and Tyrone.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have selected the Ascot Landau carriage for their procession through Windsor Town after their wedding on May 19th. pic.twitter.com/uR9bKgqmiX
So, how many days until the royal wedding? Meghan and Harry will officially be saying "I do" in:
ROYAL RUMOR ROUNDUP
In more royal news, it sounds like Prince Harry is going to do things his own way once he's married. The 33-year-old royal wants to wear a wedding band, a source told E! News, unlike his brother, Prince William, who "prefers to go without" one.
After the Duke of Cambridge tied the knot with Kate Middleton in 2011, the palace shared that the future king had decided not to wear a wedding band. While it's seen differently in America, whether they want to to wear one is all a matter of preference in England.
The aforementioned insider also gave some scoop on Meghan's wedding ring, sharing that she'll wear a ring made of the same type of Clogau-Welsh gold that was used in the ring for the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.
OUT AND ABOUT
Sadly, it looks like we'll have to wait until May 19 to get another Meghan and Harry sighting! The next time we'll see them in public will be at their nuptials, as the two aren't expected to attend any more royal engagements within the next 15 days.
RATHER REGAL LOOKS
Since the royals didn't make any public appearances, let's take a look back at the bride-to-be's stunning style since first being spotted with her fiance at the Invictus Games in 2017:
We're so looking forward to Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance movie, which premieres May 13 at 8 p.m. ET, to see how the network will chronicle Meghan and Harry's love story with look-alike actors and actresses. But this week, we laughed out loud when we saw pictures of a normal, unidentified couple who could totally pass as Meghan and Harry!
The two were recently out and about at a Smeg London store, doing some casual shopping when photographers couldn't help themselves from snapping away, due to their undeniably similar looks to the royal and his bride-to-be.
Even the way they look at each other reminds us of gazes Meghan and Harry have exchanged!
NEXT IN LINE
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laid low this week, but did have two great events to celebrate.
On Sunday, the couple commemorated their seventh anniversary. Yes, it's been seven years since Kate and William said "I do" at Westminster Abbey in front of 1,900 people and millions more watching from around the world. To honor the special day, Kensington Palace shared a sweet throwback photo of the newlyweds after their ceremony.
Seven years ago today - thank you for all the lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding anniversary! pic.twitter.com/u8QN4DxOi7
For now, that's a wrap on this week's royals update. Let us know on Twitter (@desireemurphy_ and @lizcalvario) what other regal news you'd like us to cover in the future, and be sure to join us next week for another roundup!