- Royal wedding will take place on Saturday
- The time the ceremony are sceduled to start os midday but guests will arrived well in advance
- Today rehearsals are underway in Windsor to ensure the day goes ahead without any problems
Thursday 17 May, 11:48am
Meghan Markle has revealed her father will not attend her wedding.
She said in a statement released by Kensington Palace this morning: “Sadly, my father will not be attedning our wedding.
“I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.
“I would like to thank everyone who hss offered generous messages of support.
“Please know how muh Harry I look forward to sharing or special day with you on Saturday.”
Thursday 17 May, 11:15am
In Windsor today 250 members of the armed services are practising for the wedding.
However, the couple are not involved in their rehearsal.
The palace revealed via the Royal Family Twitter account that the choir has been preparing too.
They tweeted: “Led by Director James Vivian, the St. George’s Chapel Choir were in rehearsal for the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle yesterday.”
Thursday 17 May, 10:27
Rehearsals are well under way in Windsor today.
A normal wedding rehearsal usually involves a run through of the ceremony and afterwards a sit-down dinner with family.
However, a Royal Family wedding rehearsal is likely to be somewhat different.
There is a lot to be co-ordinate for the big day, including facilitating 600 guests.
Meghan Markle live: News updates as rehearsals begin in Windsor
Meghan Markle royal wedding live news updates: Rehearsals begin in Windsor
There will be thousands of members of the public to contend with on the big day.
The couple has also planned a half an hour long ride in an open carriage after the ceremony.
Security will be incredibly tight on the day.
In fact, it could cost taxpayers more than £30m, about the same as the cost of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.
Royal wedding security will include precautions against a feared sniper attack.
Meghan Markle live: Royal Family wedding rehearsal is likely to be somewhat different
Meghan Markle live: There will be thousands of members of the public to contend with
Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry be at the rehearsal?
It is not known whether the rehearsal today is for the couple or for staff who will be dealing with logistics on the big day.
The rehearsal for the couple at a usual wedding takes place the day before.
Perhaps Meghan and Harry will rehears their ceremony tomorrow.
It is yet to revealed who will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle.