They did it! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially tied the knot in Windsor Castle on Saturday May 19th, 2018. We’ve selected the most memorable moments from the beautiful royal wedding. Don’t forget your Kleenex; the pics are almost as heartwarming as the event itself.
Here Comes the Bride with the Page Boys and Flower Girls
As royal tradition dictates, the bride enters the church followed by tiny princesses and princes who carry her veil. This time, she was also accompanied by her closest friends’ children. Princess Charlotte and Prince George, Prince William and Kate’s children were there, as well as Prince Harry’s godson, Jasper, and his goddaughter, Florence. The kids were as excited as the adults attending, but definitely cuter!
The Royal Couple’s Parents Bonded
Prince Charles, the father of groom Prince Harry, was seen chatting and laughing with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. They appeared to genuinely enjoy each others company as they entered the church. On top of that, Meghan’s biological father could not attend the wedding so she asked her future father-in-law to walk her down the aisle – and he agreed happily. It was a gesture that touched many peoples’ hearts and will be remembered for a long time to come.
Prince Harry to Meghan: “You Look Amazing”
The 2018 royal wedding, much like the previous ones, was broadcast live worldwide. When Meghan stood next to Prince Harry for the first time before the priest the happy couple looked at each other. According to lip-readers, the Prince said to his future wife: “You look amazing” and we all shed a few tears. Harry clearly didn’t mind being televised live; he was so excited and moved by Meghan’s beauty and grace, he told her how he felt.
Like Uncle, Like Niece
Just because you’re a royal child, it doesn’t mean you’re able to keep a straight face 24/7. In fact, it’s known that Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and Duchess Kate, is an adorable, cheeky little thing. She frequently makes funny faces at the cameras. Leaving her uncle Harry’s wedding, Princess Charlotte stuck her tongue out for the cameras, making this one-of-a-kind wedding even more special and fun. Pictured on the right is Prince Harry, just a little child, also making a face at the cameras back in the 1990s. We love this family!
The Couple’s First Kiss As The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Once Prince Harry and now-wife Meghan stepped out of the church the crowd went wild and the beautiful couple shared their first kiss as a husband and wife. The new Duke and Duchess kissed only after Meghan asked Harry: “Can we kiss now?” Is she a real-life Disney princess or what?!
From Givenchy to Stella McCartney
For their reception, the newlywed royal couple changed their wardrobes. Meghan changed from her wedding dress, designed by acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller, of Givenchy to this gorgeous Stella McCartney evening gown. Duchess Meghan made heads turn with her sophisticated yet simple style and wore only dresses by female designers. Girl Power!