This wedding defies the once stodgy reputation of the British Monarchy
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place today at the St George’s Chapel. Like always, it was the most-watched televised event. Since the beginning, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been breaking the royal traditions. This is the first of its kind wedding between a divorced biracial American actress and the most popular member of the royal family. However, the British monarchy is adapting to the modern age.
All the details of the wedding day
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were given their new titles
Just hours before their wedding, the Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official titles. They are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Also, Meghan Markle is the first to officially be called Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex.
Guests started arriving at the St George’s Chapel
People from all walks of life were invited to the royal wedding. There were a lot of famous celebrities, actors, musicians, politicians, sports personalities etc.
Some of the prominent names were:
She was one of the first to arrive, wearing Stella Mccartney.
She was accompanied by her husband, Alexis Ohanian. She wore Versace.
Kate’s sister was there with her husband, James Matthews. She wore “Hepburn” silk dress by The Ford.
David and Victoria Beckham
They are one of Britain’s favourite couples. Victoria wore a dress from her own collection.
He was accompanied by his fiance, Sabrina Dhowre.
George and Amal Clooney
The power couple were also seen at the wedding. Amal stole the show with the stunning yellow Stella Mccartney dress.
The talented actor Tom Hardy and his wife Charlotte Riley were also there.
She is a close friend of Meghan. She wore Vivienne Westwood dress.
Also, the cast of Suits was there
Prince Harry had invited his ex-girlfriends as well.
Two of Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas were also present at the wedding.
Meanwhile, the entire royal family was there to celebrate this union.
All members of the royal family were there. Also, Princess Diana’s siblings and niece were at the wedding.
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugene of York
Zara and Mike Tindall
Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer and Karen Spencer
Princess Diana’s niece, Kitty Spencer
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
Prince Harry and Prince William arrived at the chapel.
The groom and his best man walked to the chapel. They both wore their formal military uniforms.
While waving to the crowd, Prince Harry looked very relaxed and happy.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoyed their uncle’s wedding
Although they both had to fulfil the roles of bridesmaid and page boy, they seemed to have a lot of fun. They looked waved at the crowd and looked adorable. They accompanied their mother, Princess Kate to the chapel.
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 19, 2018
Meghan Markle arrived at the chapel with her mother, Doria Ragland
Meghan Markle made a beautiful bride
Although the details about her dress were not revealed beforehand, it was worth the wait. She wore a Givenchy gown, made by the creative head Clare Waight Keller.
Though it was simple, it was elegantly classic with a beautiful neckline. It had long sleeves and stunning monarch-length veil.
She wore diamond centre-stone adorned filigree tiara which she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth. Originally, it belonged to Queen Mary.
Meanwhile, she kept her makeup look natural and fuss-free.
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Prince Charles walked Meghan down the aisle
Meghan Markle walked halfway through alone. But later, was joined by her father-in-law and walked with her.
Bishop Michael Curry gave a lively sermon
Bishop Michael Curry gave an energetic sermon. He preached about love, with references to Martin Luther King Jr. and to the legacy of American slavery. It’s safe to say that he stole the show with his enthusiasm.
Michael Curry, the first black presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the U.S., delivered a powerful sermon at the #RoyalWedding.⠀ ⠀ Curry’s presence at the wedding was a historic feat in itself. British priests from the Church of England are typically the ones presiding over royal weddings in the U.K.⠀ ⠀ He has been an outspoken advocate for civil rights since his appointment in 2015. Earlier this month, #MichaelCurry co-authored a letter commenting on the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and exploitation. He also announced the creation of a task force to address issues within the church.⠀ ⠀ 📷: Getty Images
Then, they exchanged the vows.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows. Prince Harry became emotional more than once during the ceremony.
Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland was also seen tearing up.
They exchanged wedding rings
Meghan Markle’s wedding ring was a gift from Queen Elizabeth. It is made from Welsh gold, crafted by Cleave and Company.
They left the church as husband and wife
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the church and shared their first kiss.
Prince William and Duchess Kate joined them
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After that, they took a tour of the Windsor town to greet the crowd.
After the wedding, they attended the reception hosted by Prince Charles
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Needless to say, it was a great day for Britain and the world.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We wish them a very happy married life.