It’s been the scene of much royal pomp and ceremony.
Next spring it will be where Britain’s Prince Harry weds fiancée Meghan Markle
A spokesman for the prince confirmed the wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on an undisclosed date in May.
The Gothic chapel is in the grounds of Windsor Castle, a royal residence west of London.
In 2005 it was the venue for a service to mark the marriage of Harry’s father, Prince Charles, to Camilla Parker Bowles.
Six years earlier it hosted the wedding of his uncle Prince Edward to Sophie Rhys-Jones.
The choice delighted tourists to the town
(SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST FROM BEDFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, CHRISTINE, SAYING:
“She’s broken the protocol, she’s mixed race, she’s a divorcee, it’s fantastic. It’s good to see the royal family moving with the times at last.”
The engagement between the 33-year-old prince, who is fifth in line to the throne, and the American actor was announced on Monday (November 27), details of the ceremony came 24 hours later.
36-year-old Markle, a protestant, will be baptized and confirmed before the wedding and also intends to become a British citizen in the coming years.
The Royal Family will pay for the wedding and have welcomed the couple’s engagement.
The Duchess of Cambridge says she and her husband Prince William are absolutely thrilled
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CATHERINE, THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, SAYING:
“It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.”
The newly-engaged couple will undertake their first official engagements together in Nottingham this Friday (December 1).