Royal Wedding Venue ~ St. George’s Chapel

April 20, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Everyone enjoyed the post I did last week on the florist who has been chosen to do the flowers for the upcoming wedding between Britains’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle so I thought we would continue on to look at different aspects of the upcoming nuptials from a design perspective and for fun on Fridays. The wedding ceremony itself will be held in St. George’s Chapel within the walls of Windsor Castle, the longest occupied castle in Europe. Windsor, of course, is one of the homes of Britain’s monarch Queen Elizabeth who mainly uses it on the weekends. Windsor is in the Birkhall region of England and is a little over 20 miles outside of London. Michael and I visited the Castle on our first trip to England in February of 2014 and I have to say it’s still one of my favorite places we have visited. The chapel itself was established in the 1300’s by Edward III and has been the scene of many weddings and christenings and is the burial place for many former English Kings and Queens. The Queen’s parents, George VI & Queen Elizabeth, are buried in the chapel as well as her grandparents, great grandparents, and King Henry VIII. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will walk down the main aisle of the chapel on Saturday, May 19th to tie the royal knot, join me today for a look at the chapel as well as some recent weddings that took place there. Have a wonderful weekend and Enjoy!!! (image via)

An etching of the interior of the Chapel at the Wedding of Queen Victoria’s son the Prince of Wales in 1863 to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. (via)

The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, and Princess Alexandra on their wedding day in 1863. (via)

Windsor and St. George’s Chapel was the site for the wedding of The Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones in June of 1999. (via)

The Queen’s oldest grandson, Peter Phillips married Autumn Kelly in St. George’s in May of 2008. (via)

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were married in 2005 in the Windsor Guildhall (city hall) but later that same day they had a Service of Prayer and Dedication in St. George’s Chapel as seen here. (via)

A look up at the amazing ceiling and banners of the Chapel in the Choir area. (via)

The exterior of St. George’s Chapel, on the end to the left is large main entrance where people will enter and where the photos on the stairs we see above were taken. To the right, you head up the hill to Windsor Castle. (via)

This is an aerial view of the castle on the right and the chapel is seen on the left end of the photo. The castle itself will be the scene of the wedding reception right after the wedding for the 600 invited guests. (via)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the royal wedding venue, I have more posts planned for the design side of the royal wedding including dresses, cakes, hats and a look at the site that will host the ultra-exclusive night time party being thrown by the Prince of Wales. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!!!


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