Procession route map for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day – where to spot the royal couple
👑What time will the procession begin?👑
At 1pm, immediately after the service, Prince Harry and Ms Markle will leave Windsor Castle by carriage. They will be driven along Castle Hill, the High Street and into Windsor town centre before returning along the beautiful, tree-lined Long Walk for their reception. The whole procession is expected to take just 25 minutes.
👑Where is best to stand?👑
The Long Walk
To see the newlyweds up close, the best positions will be on the 2.64 mile stretch that rolls from Snow Hill to the gates of Windsor Castle. This is known as the ‘Long Walk’. There will be events on the Long Walk throughout the day, with live screens showing footage from the ceremony.
On the hilltop above the procession route, the eagle-eyed can find a sweeping aerial view of the carriage ride. Snow Hill will offer fantastic views of the final moments and will be a popular picnic spot on the day, so get there early to reserve a spot.
Will there be road closures in Windsor?
There will be a series of road closures, beginning with a 9am – 2pm closure of the procession route on Thursday May 17.
Then, from 10pm on Friday May 18 and until late on Saturday May 19, road closures will affect the procession route and surrounding roads.
Road closures beyond the procession route will take effect from 6am on Saturday May 19; these include Maidenhead Road, Clarence Road, Alma Road, St Leonards Road, Frances Road, Barry Avenue, and Datchet Road.
👑What are my options by train?👑
Rail operators will be running a bumper service on the wedding to help everyone get in and out of the celebrations at Windsor.
Both Great Western and South Western will be increasing train frequency and capacity. These services will also benefit from extra carriages to keep up with the expected demand.
Windsor is served by two train stations that are within minutes of the town centre and Windsor Castle, making the railway a reliable option for getting to the Royal wedding celebrations: Windsor and Eton Central and Windsor and Eton Riverside.
Queuing systems are likely to be in place at London Waterloo, Slough, Staines, and Windsor, whilst ‘park and walk’ and ‘park and glide’ bus services will help people get into town.
👑Are there buses?👑
There will be a designated pick up and drop off point on the wedding day at King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonards Road. This will be the termination point for buses towards Windsor, as well as local routes.
As usual, full timetables of buses are available on Moovit.