Details have finally been revealed about how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding will proceed on Saturday.
According to the official Order of Service released Friday by St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the service led by The Right Reverend David Conner will begin at precisely 12 noon local time on May 19.
Members of the royal family will arrive at the chapel at 11:25 a.m.
Prince Harry will then arrive at 11:40 a.m., with his brother Prince William and wife Duchess Kate Middleton arriving after. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, will follow shortly after.
Finally, Queen Elizabeth will make her entrance, followed by fanfare.
After everyone has been seated, the bride will enter to the sound of more fanfare. She will be led down the aisle by the groom’s father, Prince Charles, to the high altar.
The reverend will preface the ceremony, beginning by saying, “In the presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we have come together to witness the marriage of Henry Charles Albert David and Rachel Meghan, to pray for God’s blessing on them, to share their joy and to celebrate their love.”
After singing a hymn, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury will lead the couple in their declarations, asking, “Harry, will you take Meghan to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?”
Harry will respond, “I will.”
The Archbishop will ask the same of Meghan, and will then ask the whole congregation, “Will you, the families and friends of Harry and Meghan, support and uphold them in their marriage now and in the years to come?” to which everyone standing will reply, “I will.”
This will be followed by prayers and song, then finally the bride and groom will recite their vows, saying they will take each other “to have and to hold from, this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.”
Harry and Meghan will then place wedding rings on each other’s fingers and the Archbishop will proclaim the couple married.
The proclamation will be followed by the Blessing of Marriage, prayers and hymns and the British national anthem.
The bride and groom will then lead the procession, walking with their family down the aisle and out of the chapel as the congregation stands.