The Royal Wedding: Photos & More
After a service watched by an estimated global TV audience of 1.9billion, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex emerged from the historic church set in the grounds of St George’s Chapel, beaming with delight.
Having walked his now daughter-in-law down the aisle, Prince Charles reduced guests to tears at the afternoon reception with a speech about his ‘darling old Harry’.
An estimated more than 100,000 well-wishers lined the streets of Windsor to cheer the newlyweds as they started their married life with a tour in an open-topped Ascot Landau carriage.
The Queen’s grandson and the American former actress, who is now an HRH and a member of the British royal family, said their vows in front of 600 guests including the monarch and more than 30 members of the Royal family
A host of stars were invited to join the happy couple in the chapel including US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba.
Ms Markle has broking records by becoming the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a British senior royal. She found fame in the US legal drama Suits playing the character Rachel Zane, and a number of her former co-stars, including Patrick J Adams and Gabriel Macht, were there for her big day.
Missing though, was Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, who was thousands of miles away in Mexico after pulling out just days ago due to ill health. Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was there for her daughter and the Prince of Wales was asked by the bride to step in and walk her up the aisle of the Quire to meet Prince Harry.
Prince Harry, 33, and 36-year-old Ms Markle became engaged following a whirlwind 16-month romance after going on a blind date in London.
Here are some of the pictures from the memorable day.
Markle & Her Mum
Marlke’s Mum, Prince Charles & Camilla
Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Oprah, Idris Elba & Fiance
Cast of Suits
David & Victoria Beckham
Serena WIlliams & Hubby