>> The royal wedding is now only hours away, just enough time for final details and decisions. Meghan Markle has asked Harry's father, Prince Charles, to walk her down the aisle after ill health caused her own father to pull out last minute. That announcement puts to bed rumors that her mother, Doria Ragland, would do it.
She's due to meet the Queen for the first time on Friday for tea.
In Windsor, wedding fever is palpable. The most hardcore fans and the media already set up in front row positions. And this is what they're all waiting to see, the royal carriage. On the day it will be open top and with Harry and Meghan inside. Right now, it's empty, but crowds line the streets to see it anyway.
It looks like this could be the royal wedding, but it's just a technical run through and it's just a fraction of the amount of people set to be here on Saturday. When it does happen for real, this will be the moment everyone came for, to see the newlyweds in the flesh, and so close.
After the midday wedding service, the carriage will take the couple through Windsor, from St. George's Chapel and back around to the castle for a lunch reception. It's a 25 minute journey, and will end here, the Long Walk. The couple were spotted here on Thursday being driven up to the castle, presumably to meet the Queen, who was inside.
Then there's all the big questions. Who are the 600 guests and who designed the dress? Kate's cost $320,000. Princess Diana had a 25-foot train, while the Queen's wedding dress was paid for with wartime ration coupons.>> Her wedding dress
] itself had beauty of worthy of the royal occasion