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Going to the Chapel: Inside the Royal Wedding Venue

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will say “I do” in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

When you're sixth in line to the throne, you don't really need to stand on ceremony. Which is why — unlike heir brother Prince William — spare brother Prince Harry will celebrate his nuptials with a little less pomp when he marries American actress Meghan Markle on May 19. Case in point: Instead of exchanging vows at the 2,000-seat Westminster Abbey like his big brother did, Harry will hold court at the 800-seat (though no less historic) St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Here, FOTO takes you inside the hallowed halls of St. George's with stunning new images (no royal invitation required).

Curb Appeal WPA Pool/Getty Images Curb Appeal About 25 miles outside of London, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle dates back to the 14th century and was designed in the Gothic tradition. It's played host to a multitude of royal ceremonies — from the burial of King Henry VIII to the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. Nave Gazing WPA Pool/Getty Images Nave Gazing With so many beautiful architectural details, it's hard to know where to focus first. Our advice: Look up. Crane your neck to take in the Nave's magnificent vaulted stone ceilings, completed in 1528. Next, lower your gaze ever so slightly to admire the stained glass, known as the West Window and said to be the third largest in England. Sixty five of its 75 lights pre-date 1509. How illuminating. Singing to the Quire WPA Pool/Getty Images Singing to the Quire Through the Nave you'll find the entrance to the oldest portion of the chapel. The Quire — finished and roofed between the years 1477 and 1483 — was originally outfitted with 50 stalls for knights and canons, but increased in size to 52 with an addition in the late 18th century. (It's here, in the center of the Quire, that you'll find a stone commemorating King Henry VIII's burial, as well as wife Jane Seymour's.) Rolling Out the Red Carpet DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images Rolling Out the Red Carpet After being pronounced man and wife by the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, Prince Harry and Meghan will take a celebratory lap around Windsor Town in a horse-drawn carriage, returning to St. George's to party it up (a.k.a. hold a reception) in this ornate stateroom. And then? Well, happily ever after, we presume.