Meghan Markle’s royal wedding was a few weeks ago, but people are still talking about it like it was yesterday. Most fans watched the former Suits star exchange vows with Prince Harry on television, but a few of her co-stars were inside St. George’s Chapel to watch it firsthand. Here’s what they said about Markle’s big day.
Suits stars Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht were both invited to attend the royal wedding. They were among 600 lucky guests to receive an invite to the historic event, many of whom were celebrities and members of the royal family. Looking back at the wedding, Rafferty, who starred alongside Markle as Donna Paulsen on the show, recalled how the entire ceremony was special to behold.
“It was a wonderful moment to get to see [Meghan] on that day and in that moment. It was special,” she explained.
Reflecting on so many of Saturday’s moments—-Meghan striding with grace and confidence into the church and her future, Reverend Michael Curry’s inspiring words, Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s sublime performance, and our little giddy bus ride through Windsor. :). Congratulations to Meghan and Harry, wishing you every blessings. We were honored to be included.
According to People, Rafferty’s favorite moment of the wedding was when Markle walked down the aisle by herself and Prince Charles reached her halfway. Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, could not make it to the wedding because of poor health.
Instead of having her mom walk her down the aisle, Markle decided to walk most of the way by herself.
As far as Macht is concerned, his favorite moment of the wedding came during the reception. The actor, who plays Harvey Spector on Suits, revealed that he was surprised when Elton John took the stage during lunch and sang “I’m Still Standing.” Macht thought it was incredible to watch John perform and be a part of an amazing love story.
Kensington Palace has confirmed that John did sing at the reception, which was hosted inside of Windsor Castle by Queen Elizabeth. In addition to singing “I’m Still Standing,” John performed a number of his greatest hits, including “Tiny Dancer,” which was dedicated to Markle.
John, of course, has deep ties with the royal family. He was a close friend of Harry’s mom, Princess Diana, and sang “Candle In the Wind” during her funeral. Harry personally asked John to sing at the reception.
Rafferty and Macht, meanwhile, have witnessed Meghan Markle tie the knot in the past. The two attended her on-screen wedding to Patrick J. Adams, who played her love interest Mike Ross on the show. Adams was also in attendance at the ceremony on May 19, 2018.
The final season of Suits begins July 18 on USA.