Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding held countless beautiful moments. We round up nine of the best from the wedding of the year. Which is your favourite?
The brother’s walk
Prince Harry and his best man, big brother Prince William, chose to walk through the castle grounds on the way to the chapel. It’s no surprise that the crowds went wild, with the royal brothers looking extra dapper in their official regalia. Perhaps the best part of their long walk was the private words they shared along the way.
Princess Charlotte’s adorable wave
As usual, the royal children came close to stealing the show. While Prince George looked very sweet holding hands with a fellow pageboy as he walked up the aisle, Princess Charlotte outshone her big brother. The three-year-old couldn’t get enough of the crowds, excitedly waving as she held mother Kate Middleton’s hand – much like she did when Prince William brought her to see baby Prince Louis.
Queen Elizabeth’s lime green outfit
Not to be outshone, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a vision in one of her classic vibrant ensembles. The Queen chose bright green for the special occasion and completed the look with white gloves and a dazzling brooch.
Prince Charles walking Meghan down the aisle
The world felt for Meghan when it was announced that her father wouldn’t be attending the royal wedding less than a week before she was set to tie the knot with Prince Harry. Thankfully, Prince Charles stepped in to walk her down the aisle – a special moment for Meghan and her future father-in-law.
The cello performance
When nineteen-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason began to play, it immediately became clear that the guests of the royal wedding were in the hands of an expert. Prince Harry had seen the young musician play at a charity event in 2017, and Meghan herself called Kanneh-Mason to ask if he would perform at the wedding. He played three pieces – Paradis’ Sicilienne, Faure’s Apres un reve, and Schubert’s Ave Maria – the last of which was a specific request from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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The first kiss
Perhaps the ultimate moment from the entire royal wedding is that spontaneous first kiss between the newlyweds. Prince Harry took Meghan by surprise with a kiss outside the chapel entrance, captured perfectly on camera.
Exiting the chapel
When the newlyweds descended the chapel stairs, followed by the royal family, the excitement of the day’s events was highlighted. It was hard not to find the royal couple’s happiness infectious – smiles all round!
The carriage ride
The newlywed’s carriage ride through Windsor gave members of the public that had been waiting outside a chance to see the happy couple in their wedding attire. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looked thrilled as they waved to the crowds.
The post-wedding celebrations
Departing Windsor Castle for their reception at Frogmore House, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked stunning. Meghan was radiant in an elegant Stella McCartney gown, while husband Prince Harry looked incredibly handsome with a bowtie.