British pubs can open late for Harry, Meghan wedding

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05 March, 2018

The Sunday Times reports that her baptism and confirmation will be held at Kensington Palace by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, who lives in California, will also be at the ceremony. Markle's parents are expected at the ceremony.

Her close-knit group was said to include ex-TV star Millie Mackintosh, 28, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, 31, and Harry's childhood pal Violet von Westenholz, 33.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom government has approved the late opening of pubs in the United Kingdom for celebrations during the royal wedding weekend in May.

Prince Harry and Ms Markle, an American actress, will marry at noon on May 19 in St George's Chapel, the 15th century church on the grounds of Windsor Castle that has always been the backdrop of choice for royal occasions. While she doesn't need to convert religion in order to marry Harry, Meghan is said to have chosen to be baptised to honour the Queen's role as head of the Church or England.

Markle previously married film producer Trevor Engelson, who is Jewish, in 2011.

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Pubs in South Yorkshire could open till 1am on royal wedding night The move, which was subject to a four-week consultation, means pubs, bars and other licensed premises can keep serving until 1am on the morning of the nuptials, and again after the couple has tied the knot.

Legislation introduced in 2005 allows the government to relax opening hours for an "occasion of exceptional worldwide, national, or local significance".

On Friday, Harry and Meghan revealed thousands of members of the public will be invited to Windsor Castle on their wedding day.

Ms Rudd said: "The Royal Wedding is a chance for communities across the country to join together and celebrate this momentous and happy occasion for our royal family and for our nation".

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