Each day leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (19th May, Windsor Castle) will certainly bring more and more speculation and hype over how the event will pan out. It’s safe to say that Meghan has become a media darling over the past year, whereas Harry’s exploits have always intrigued the British public.
However, as with most royal weddings, plenty of things have been kept a most-guarded secret and will not be revealed until the big day. Below is a guide to some of the things we are most eager to find out, along with some betting odds (where available) to give an idea of how likely they are to happen:
Perhaps the biggest secret of all is what Meghan Markle’s dress will look like. We do know that it has been designed by ultra-chic Australian duo Ralph and Russo, not to mention the fact that it is said to have costed up to £100,000. Apart from that, we know very little, but it is safe bet to say that the Suits star will dazzle regardless of what she wears. Bookies have been speculated on different aspects of the dress, with William Hill going 1/8 that it is predominantly white. Despite the fact that Meghan is divorced, that looks a sure thing for a royal wedding.
Something of a no-brainer here, Harry is almost certain to wear a military uniform to his wedding. The Prince, and indeed his entire family, have always had a special relationship with the British military, so it would be a huge shock if he wore anything else. That is reflected in William Hill’s 1/20 odds for the Prince to wear military attire. Perhaps a little more fun is the market on Harry to shave or not – he is 6/4 to be clean shaven and 1/2 to keep his now famous whiskers. You can check out the latest guide to Royal Wedding Bets & Royal Specials from Free Bets for more markets like this.
The gossip columns have been ablaze with the invites and snubs to the wedding of the year ever since the couple got engaged. Again, like Meghan’s dress, there is still plenty of secrecy around who will be at the event. We know some things for sure, including the fact that no current UK politicians will be at the ceremony. However, we should expect the likes of Posh and Becks (odds of 1/5, Betfair), Serena Williams (1/7) and Suits star Patrick Adams (1/50). Longshots include Wayne Rooney (25/1), Piers Morgan (22/1) and Donald Trump (100/1).
There has been plenty of speculation on who will perform at the wedding ceremony and, indeed, who will sing the first song. The smart money seems to be on Elton John, who was such a central figure at Princess Diana’s funeral, to sing the first song (odds 1/2, William Hill). However, there may also be a case for Adele (10/1), Coldplay (6/1) or Ed Sheeran (3/1) signing the first song.