0471/Windsor Castle – St George’s Chapel

St George’s Chapel Windsor

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St George’s Chapel has been a venue for Royal weddings:

  • The future King Edward VII married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.
  • Prince Harry’s uncle Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, married Sophie Rhys-Jones – now the Countess of Wessex – there in 1999.
  • The Prince of Wales celebrated his marriage to the Duchess of Cornwall there in 2005 with a service of dedication and prayer led by then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
  • Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, married Autumn Kelly in the chapel in 2008.
  • HRH Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle are to wed there 19th May, 2018
  • Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to wed there in late 2018.

Tucked away in Windsor Castle with a capacity of 800 guests, it is more low-key venue than central London alternatives Westminster Abbey (capacity 2,000), where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married, or St Paul’s Cathedral (capacity 3,500), the choice of Harry’s parents Prince Charles and Diana. While its original building dates back to the 13th century, the chapel as seen today began with King Edward IV in 1483. Many members of the Royal family are interred here, including Henry VI, Jane Seymour, Charles I, George III, George VI, Princess Margaret and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon the Queen Mother.

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