Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend the night before the wedding in separate lavish hotels
While Harry will be accompanied by Prince William at Coworth Park, Meghan will spend the night at Cliveden House Hotel with her mother
Details about how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend their last night before getting married has been revealed. Ahead of the nuptials which will take place on Saturday, May 19, the couple will spend their evening apart in lavish hotels.
Prince Harry will be accompanied by his older brother and best man, Prince William, at the five-star country house, Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park. Coworth Park boasts of a polo academy and an equestrian center and the rates of the room start at $432 per night.
Meghan will be staying at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate accompanied by her mother Doria Ragland. Cliveden House was once the home of Prince Frederick of Wales and lies on 376 acres of National Trust Parkland. Rooms at the Cliveden House Hotel, which is known for its gardens and spa, go for a minimum $628 per night.
Harry and Meghan will get married in front of 600 guests at the St George's Chapel. Meghan will have two custom-made wedding dresses. The first one is "an elaborate yet traditional bridal gown" for the ceremony as well as the reception. The second one is "a glamorous, more sophisticated" which she will change into for the evening as reported by Vanity Fair.
A source revealed "She will have two dresses, one for the ceremony and another dress for the evening. The plan is for her to change after the ceremony so that she can party the night away in something glamorous and less restrictive. Meghan can’t wait to surprise everyone, especially Harry. The wedding dress itself will be traditional and elegant. There is talk of some lace and sleeves and Meghan has been working very closely with the designer who has been sworn to secrecy."
After the celebration, the newlyweds will take a carriage procession along High Street before they head back to the Windsor Castle. Harry and Meghan will attend two receptions, the first one which will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth ll and a second one which will be hosted by Prince Charles.
For the last weekend before the wedding, Harry and Meghan spent their last weekend in a four-bedroom cottage that they are leasing long-term in Cotswolds Village. A friend of theirs told The Sun, "The run-up to the wedding has been quite stressful for them and they just wanted to get away and relax before the big day. They like to escape to the country for the weekend and the cottage is just perfect for them."
"It’s very private, has a vast open-plan kitchen and dining area for Meghan to cook in and lots of large windows for the stunning views," the friend continued.
Harry and Meghan currently live in Nottingham Cottage and are expected to move to a larger apartment there. Renovations have been underway at their home which has also been made very secure. A source shared, "Blacked-out Land Rovers have been seen driving up to the property and a lot of security work has been done. It is very difficult to get to and the only track has had cameras and motion trigger alarms set up. The work started last September."
According to an announcement made by Prince Harry's secretary, on the morning of the wedding, "Prince Harry and his brother The Duke of Cambridge will arrive at St George's Chapel most likely by foot and will enter via the West Steps. This will allow Their Royal Highnesses to acknowledge all of the people gathered in the Castle precincts, including the 200 charity representatives gathered in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps."
"Also around the time Royal Family arrivals begin, a pooled media facility will cover Ms Markle and Ms Ragland's departure from the bride's overnight location. We expect the journey into the Castle to take them along part of the Long Walk, allowing members of the public gathered there to see the car as it passes."
"There will also be a brief stop at the Castle where Ms Ragland will head onto the Chapel and Ms Markle will be joined by some of the Bridesmaids and Page Boys before she continues her journey to the church, where she will enter via the West Steps," the statement read.