Thursday 24 October 2019

How Meghan Markle plans to break with bridal tradition at wedding reception

Windsor is ready to cash in on the star quality of Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan Markle. Photo: REUTERS
Windsor is ready to cash in on the star quality of Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan Markle. Photo: REUTERS
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Meghan Markle is planning to break with bridal tradition during her wedding reception.

While it is customary for the groom make a speech at the reception, but not the bride, Meghan (36) is dispensing with tradition and is planning on making a speech of her own.

Alexi Lubomirski
Alexi Lubomirski

The Sunday Times reports that she plans to pay an 'affectionate' tribute to her new hubby Harry (33) and to personally thank her guests.

Her father Thomas (73) will be in attendance too.  However, he is not expected to speak.

The wedding is set to take place On Saturday, 19th May 2018 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle with a rumoured 800 guests in attendance.

A source told the Sunday Times, "She wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them. Harry thinks it's a great idea."

The couple has reportedly said that they would like a more relaxed reception, while still sticking by royal protocol.

Meghan is expected to have a Maid of Honour rather than a Chief Bridesmaid on the day while Prince Harry has reportedly organised a viewing party at Kensington Palace for friends and supporters who won't be able to attend the actual wedding.

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