The church, the dress, the house, the ring…

News of a new Royal wedding has immediately sparked speculation: Where will Harry and Meghan tie the knot? What will she wear?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an American actress, announced they would be getting married in the spring.

Very little else is known. These are some of the options.

:: The venue

Westminster Abbey drone footage. Pic: Spider Aerial Filming

Image: Westminster Abbey is another option. Pic: Spider Aerial Filming

Harry and Meghan are likely to get married at Westminster Abbey in order to avoid the “bad karma” of St Paul’s Cathedral, according to one celebrity wedding planner.

But Sarah Haywood said the newly-engaged couple would not want to “outdo” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who also avoided the church where Prince Charles and Diana tied the knot.

She said St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle could also be an option.

The wedding planner told Sky News that Westminster Abbey was the “front-runner” – and where American fans of the couple would want it to take place.

She said: “It does seem kind of the obvious place and obvious choice – it is where the royals are now increasingly going.

“I would imagine not St Paul’s Cathedral but Westminster Abbey would probably be a front-runner.”

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Prince Harry with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace

Image: Harry and Meghan in their first public appearance as an engaged couple

Sky’s royal commentator Alastair Bruce said either Westminster Abbey or St George’s Chapel would be in contention.

“Both of them provide a continuing story of royal history,” he said, and added that the Windsor church would provide a “more private” setting.

Speaking about whether Meghan, who has been divorced, could still get married in a Church of England church, Bruce said: “The Church of England has a wide and open heart and there are many changes that the church has brought into effect… issues of divorce are no longer an impediment.”

:: The wedding

Ms Haywood said the event would cost millions and that the couple would probably take inspiration from Kate and William’s wedding. The cost for their wedding was split between the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Kate’s parents.

“To put on that kind of party with that kind of interest security, the royal protocol – and then there’s the ordinary costs of planning a wedding – this one’s going to be quite a large one,” she said.

“Possibly they’ll follow the model that William and Kate followed, which was quite a good model and worked very well.

“They did the public event earlier in the day, they did the official reception at Buckingham Palace and there was a break for a few hours and then they had their own party – what most of us would call our wedding reception, where they invited all their close friends and had a good party.”

The dress:

Lady Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales are seen during their wedding at St Paul Cathedral in London 29 July 1981

Image: Lady Diana at her wedding in 1981

Royal weddings have featured some iconic dresses. What will Meghan opt for? Will she wear white?

Bridal expert Jenny Swire has predicted the actress will opt for a glamorous, red carpet-style gown, possibly made by an American designer Caroline Herrera or Oscar de la Renta.

The engagement ring was designed by Prince Harry, using diamonds which belonged to his mother Diana.

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:: The title

Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle

Video: Couple sparkle as Meghan shows off Harry’s ring

There has also been speculation as to whether Meghan will become a duchess or a princess. Prince Harry is expected to become the Duke of Sussex, which would make the American actress the Duchess of Sussex.

“The Duke of Sussex is the front-runner without any doubt,” said genealogist Charles Kidd, the editor of Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage.

There is speculation as to whether Suits star would be known by her real first name – Rachel – instead of Meghan, which is her middle name.

The Government will also have to decide whether there will be a public holiday for the big day after an extra one-off bank holiday was added for William and Kate’s wedding.

The American will probably have to obtain a visa too in order to come to the UK to marry and live in the country.

The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.