May 19, 2018
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales weds former American actress and global philanthropist Meghan Markle inside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
On 19 May 2018, the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The wedding eve
The night before the wedding, the groom to be and his brother, The Duke of Cambridge met some well-wishers in Windsor to pay their respects. Many members of the public chose to stay overnight.
On the early hours of the wedding day, The Queen conferred a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles are therefore Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Ms. Meghan Markle on marrying the Duke of Sussex became known as Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.
The wedding day
The Duke of Sussex touched base at the venue with his Best Man and sibling, The Duke of Cambridge. They both strolled down Castle Hill to St George’s Chapel. They both wore frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.There were 2,640 people watching the wedding from inside the Castle Grounds. Many of these were invited from charities close to the couple. Other members of The Royal Family then began to arrive at the Galilee Porch of the Chapel. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived a few moments before 12pm. The Bridesmaids and Pageboys, all ten in number then entered the St George’s Chapel through the South Door.
The arrival of the bride
Ms. Meghan Markle then arrived at the South Door of the Chapel. Her wedding dress was a simple styled gown designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Her beautiful flowing veil was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara which was lent to the bride by The Queen. The veil itself represented all 53 Commonwealth Countries, with distinctive flora from each country.
The bride was walked through the Quire to the Alter by Prince of Wales where she joined The Duke of Sussex. The Service was led by the Dean of Windsor and Solemnised by The Archbishop of Canterbury who joined the couple and proclaimed them husband and wife. The Address was given by Bishop Curry from the Episcopal Church in the USA.
The Duke and Duchess exchanged rings which were made by Cleave and Company. The couple then took a Carriage Procession around Windsor Town. This was a chance for the public to see the newlyweds.
After the carriage procession, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex departed Windsor Castle for the wedding reception which was hosted by The Queen in St George’s Hall. Later that evening the Prince of Wales hosted an evening reception at Frogmore House.
Courtesy of: Duchess Meghan