Thousands of people lined the streets in the UK to see Prince Harry, 33, and American actress Meghan Markle, 36, on their big day on Saturday while many more watched the wedding ceremony on television around the globe.
The Prince and his bride exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Ms Markle looked all beautiful in a white boat-neck dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller and Prince Harry, who according to a BBC report, was given special permission from the Queen to keep his beard short and wore a frockcoat uniform of his former regiment, the Blues and Royals.
The wedding service combined British tradition with modernity and the bride’s African-American heritage. Prince Charles walked Ms Markle down the aisle, after her father, Thomas, was unable to attend for health reasons.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were among the 10 young bridesmaids and pageboys.
The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the US Episcopal Church, gave an address, the Rt Rev David Conner, Dean of Windsor, conducted the service and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, officiated.
Speaking afterwards, Bishop Curry said it was “a joyful thing” to see diversity in the ceremony, according to the BBC.
The high-profile guests at the wedding included Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba and Sir Elton John, who later performed at the wedding reception, among others. Meghan’s mother, Doria \
Large crowds turned out in bright sunshine to see the couple driven around Windsor afterwards in a horse-drawn carriage.
The wedding celebrations ended with a black-tie dinner and fireworks display at Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle.
Two hundred of Meghan and Harry’s closest friends and family attended the event held by Prince Charles.
More than 13 million people watched the TV coverage on the BBC – it peaked at 13.1 million just after 13:00 BST, with an average of 8.7 million viewers.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
In Ghana, millions of viewers watched the wedding on DGN.
Source: Daily Guide