Royal Borough welcomes royal wedding
Published: Tuesday, 28th November 2017
A Royal Borough spokesman said: "We are delighted that HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen our borough as the location for their wedding.
"From royal birthdays to international sporting events we are proud of the part that Windsor and the wider Royal Borough plays in historic occasions and the town’s beautiful, natural setting makes it an ideal backdrop for any wedding.
"We wish the newly engaged couple all the best and look forward to celebrating their big day.
"They have already proven themselves to be a modern, forward-thinking couple and we would like to pay tribute to Prince Harry’s service to our country with the armed forces and to raise awareness on mental health issues."
Facts on Windsor and the Royal Borough:
• St George’s Chapel is inside the grounds of Windsor Castle – the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and official residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
• Tens of thousands of residents and visitors filled the town in 2015 to help Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate her 90th birthday over the course of two days.
• It takes 8-10 people two days to lay the table for a state banquet in St George's Hall. Each guest has 46cm allocated to them on the table.
• Windsor Castle has played host to more than 20 state visits so far during the reign of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II including leaders and delegations from Ireland, South Africa, Norway and Mexico.
• The Queen’s Six a capella choir – based at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle – are often booked to play weddings in Windsor, including at the Guildhall.
• HRH Prince Charles married The Duchess of Cornwall at a civil ceremony in the Windsor Guildhall on 9 April 2005.
• Later in 2005 Sir Elton John and David Furnish were also united at the Windsor Guildhall with one of the country’s first same-sex civil partnerships.
• Eton Dorney Lake, nearby to Windsor, was an official venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Team GB won their first gold medal of the 2012 Games at Eton Dorney.
• Royal Ascot is Britain’s most popular race meeting and welcomes approximately 300,000 visitors across the five days each year.