Prince Harry and Megan Markle have officially tied the knot marking a new era in the British Royal family.
It is the day royal fans have been waiting almost six months to watch, and the Royal Family did not disappoint. Although the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke with a few royal traditions for their wedding, it truly was a fairy tale day.
Prince Harry arrived with his best man and brother Prince William. He was very emotional as he waited for his bride to appear. Markle looked stunning in her sculpted white dress designed by Waight Keller for the French fashion house Givenchy, and her-now husband agreed. When she arrived at the alter he could be seen telling her “You look amazing.”
The newlyweds exchanged vows in front of 600 guests at Windsor Castle, including A-list stars like Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Serena Williams, and Sir Elton John. They continued to break tradition with their vows as Markle did not promise to obey Prince Harry and he has chosen to wear a wedding ring.
Both of their rings were truly stunning. Markle’s ring was made out of a piece of Welsh gold, just like Kate Middleton’s wedding ring. Prince Harry chose a platinum band with a textured finish.
The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the president of the US Episcopal Church, gave an address, while the Rt Rev David Conner, Dean of Windsor, conducted the service and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, officiated the ceremony. During his address Rev Bishop Michael Curry spoke about the power of love. He even asked the couple and their guests to remember the first time they all fell in love.
After being pronounced husband and wife, Prince Harry and Megan Markle rode a carriage through Windsor, along a route with over 100,000 well wishers lined up hoping to get a glimpse of the newlyweds. The couple also shared their first public kiss as husband and wife when they passed through the floral arch heading to their carriage. Prince Harry leaned down to kiss his bride, in one of the sweetest moments of the day.
Congrats to Prince Harry and Megan Markle on your beautiful wedding day!