Get your tissues ready! Harry and Meghan have been proclaimed husband and wife after pledging their love to one another at a fairy-tale wedding.
The service was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion.
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After the service was watched by the world, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex emerged from the historic church set in the grounds of St George’s Chapel, beaming with delight.
At the ceremony.
Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and his bride said their vows in front of 600 guests including the reigning monarch and more than 30 members of the Royal family. Missing though, was Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle who was thousands of miles away in Mexico.
Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland was present there for her daughter.And, the Prince of Wales was asked by Meghan Markle to step in and walk her down the aisle.
Honouring Princess of Wales, Diana.
It’s pretty visible that there was a lot of thought put into this wedding. Everything, from the decidedly American touches like a gospel choir to breaking a lot of royal traditions, it was all given though into. Also the front of mind? Paying tribute to Prince Harry and Prince William’s late mother, Diana.
Prince Harry said earlier this month that: he was keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding. And so, he had already done it by using diamonds from Diana’s jewellery collection for Meghan’s own engagement ring.
There were many more things, in regard to pay tribute.
From including some of Diana’s favourite flowers in Meghan’s bouquet and having Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, give a reading. It signified that she was present in spirit in many ways. But perhaps the most heart-wrenching was by leaving an open seat for her in the chapel, in front of Prince Phillip and next to Prince William.
Prince Harry was not the only one to pay tribute to Princess Diana.
The Duke of Cambridge, too, made sure to honour his mother’s memory when he tied the knot with Kate Middleton in April 2011. First, he proposed with Diana’s sapphire-and-diamond ring. Then, he and Kate visited Diana’s final resting place in central England ahead of their wedding.