Ever since Prince Harry announced his engagement with American actress Meghan Markle in November last year, everything that is there to ask has been asked about the wedding details. Including who will make her wedding dress, where will it be held, who will be the famous people to attend and more.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday. They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world #RoyalWedding
However, before their big day, Prince Harry and Meghan showcased her engagement ring on their official photo-op with the members of the press outside the Kensington Palace. The three-stone ring turned out to be a yellow gold ring that has a big stone on the center from Botswana, but the two other diamonds on its side are actually from the late Princess Diana.
Prince William, as the eldest child and the first one to marry, gave his mother’s engagement ring to his now wife Duchess Kate. The brothers have talked how about much they miss their mother terribly and would want her to always be with them. After a few months, the royal wedding is finally here and continue reading to find out what happened to this wedding that the world had waited for.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The moment Meghan Markle stepped out of the church with Prince Harry, her official title has changed from Ms. To Her Royal Highness, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry would now have the title of His Royal Highness, Henry the Duke of Sussex. It has been reported that there are more than 18 million Brits who tuned into the wedding and about two billion from all over the world, this may actually seem a lot but more people watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate back in 2011.
One of the major reasons according to royal experts was because Prince William is actually second in line to the throne and is most likely to be king compared to Prince Harry, who has been pushed to the sixth spot since the Duke of Cambridge has now three children. The eldest, Prince George served as a page boy at his uncle’s wedding, while his little sister served as a flower girl. Since the newborn Prince Louis is barely a month old, he didn’t make an appearance at the wedding.
Just like the royal wedding in 2011, famous people were also expected to make an appearance to this one. Some of the most famous faces that made it into the wedding were Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John, Serena Williams and more. Meghan’s co-stars from Suits also made it into the wedding. It was such a magical moment but the people also had their eyes on the bride’s wedding dress, which is a classic Givenchy dress designed by Clare Waight Keller.
People had been wondering for months which tiara Meghan would wear since Duchess Kate wore Queen Elizabeth’s tiara from her 18th birthday. It turns out that the Duchess of Sussex were allowed to wear Queen Mary’s tiara from 1893. After the wedding, the newlyweds and their 200 guests had an intimate dinner at the Kensington Palace.
Historical Royal Wedding Moments
Every royal wedding is indeed historical, however, not every royal wedding actually breaks a lot of royal protocol and tradition. Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding has been dubbed as a modernized royal wedding because of all the traditions that they didn’t follow and that made them unique. One of them is the fact that the bride had to walk herself down the aisle.
This was the first time that a bride was not accompanied by her father in the British royal family history. Thomas Markle Sr. unfortunately couldn’t make it due to health reasons, which is why Meghan had to seek the hand of Prince Charles, who met her half-way. It was also part of the protocol that the groom must wait till the bride reaches him before he could look at her, however, it would seem that Prince Harry couldn’t help but to take a peek at his bride.
Since Meghan is the first biracial American to have joined the royal family, it is also the very first time that an American bishop spoke at the wedding ceremony. Lastly, the wedding kiss that was very much anticipated by the waiting crowd outside St. George Chapel happened. This was another First as well because usually, the first royal wedding kiss happens on the balcony of the Buckingham Palace just like when Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married and Prince William and Kate’s. The modern royal couple didn’t go and have a kiss on the balcony since the wedding didn’t take place in London.