Chertoff agrees, citing the grand and extravagant nature of the Spencer Tiara as potentially in conflict with Markle's own personal style, and the more intimate nature of the ceremony.
Here are the main events during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day, and their timings. The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. As the couple makes their vows, The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate. In addition 1,200 people selected from across the United Kingdom for their charitable and community work have been invited to be inside the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding.
The royal palace has announced that 600 guests are invited to attend the marriage ceremony itself in St George's Chapel, as well as the reception luncheon given by Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Castle. The venue, which can seat approximately 800 people, is where Harry was baptized in 1984.
With just two weeks to go before Meghan and Prince Harry Wednesday at Windsor Castle on May 19, more details have been released about the arrangements for the big day, with a spokesperson for the couple confirming that Meghan's dad Thomas Markle will walk her down the aisle after his involvement in the wedding was previously uncertain. The future royal has decided not to go with a maid of honor despite Harry's choice to have his big brother, Prince William, 35, as his best man.
It was also confirmed today that Prince Harry still hasn't met his fiancée's father - and won't until he flies over for the wedding.
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Meghan's mother Doria Ragland will also attend and play an important role in the big day. She has two older half-siblings, Samantha Grant and Thomas Markle Jr., and both have been outspoken about the family's complicated relationships. They will undertake a public engagement in the week after the ceremony. About 1,200 of those invited will be members of the general public.
It did not comment on whether any other members of Meghan's family would be there. The carriage will be used if it's raining.
Martin Oates polishes the Scottish State Coach at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. AFTERWARDFollowing the ride, the couple will return to the castle for a reception in St George's Hall.
Other information provided includes arrangements for the expected influx of people and traffic in the Windsor are as well as the times wedding guests and the royal family are expected to arrive at the church.
"She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was travelling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down-to-earth chick I was able to grab lunch with just a couple weeks ago in Toronto", she revealed.