Before officially becoming a member of the British royal family, actress Meghan Markle will enjoy one especially-beloved, American wedding tradition: the bachelorette party.
Both Prince Harry and the actress stepped out for a joint visit to Scotland on Tuesday, February 13, where they greeted fans and answered a few wedding-related questions, including the topic of their upcoming bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Markle revealed that her friends have taken the lead on party planning for the occasion. While the Suits star doesn’t know precise details about the weekend itself, the location and date are seemingly locked in. “It is sorted,” she said in Edinburgh.
“We asked them what they were doing for their stag and hen dos,” Tom Martin told People. “Meghan said, ‘I’m not sure—it’s sorted but it will be fun.’” Markle’s close friends include stylist Jessica Mulroney as well as superstar actress Priyanka Chopra.
Harry is also equally unaware of bachelor party details, though Martin commented: “I’m sure William’s got something up his sleeve.”
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are greeted on arrival at Edinburgh Castle by the Band of the Royal Marines and the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Shetland pony Cruachan🐴 pic.twitter.com/3nzR9W6ZP5
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 13, 2018
The couple will marry on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Just yesterday, Kensington Palace revealed that the hour-long ceremony will begin at noon local time.
“The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate as the couple make their vows,” the palace tweeted. “They are looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public and wanted to share the following details about their wedding on May 19th with you.”
Typically, royal bachelor/bachelorette parties are relatively low-key. Kate Middleton celebrated her bash at the home of a girlfriend. Of course, Middleton’s trendy younger sister, party planner Pippa Middleton, organized the festivities. “It was certainly very low-key,” The Telegraph reported at the time.
Meanwhile, a source told Us Weekly of Meghan’s festivities: “Think somewhere out of London, good food and drink, a little music. It won’t be wild.”