The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex have sealed their vows in a beautiful ceremony at St. George’s Chapel. Below are some key moments in the wedding, all screen captures via the BBC. Click to expand the photos.
Prince Harry arrived at the castle with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge. The two walked to the West side of the castle to the chapel, where they went inside to await the bride
The “Long Walk”, about 2 miles, leads to Windsor Castle. It was packed with people.
Meghan arrives in a Rolls Royce Phantom. You can see the car as it is driving towards the castle. Near the end of the journey, the Rolls was flying a bit. They must’ve been running a little behind!
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive, to the thrill of the crowds. The Duke had hip surgery a few weeks ago, and his attendance was cheered.
Meghan exits the car. Her mother, Doria, had been with her in the Rolls, but she had been dropped off at another entrance just before Meghan’s arrival at the steps. In accordance with Meghan’s wishes, she walked alone up the aisle until the Quire, where she was met by Prince Charles. He walked her to the foot of the altar to meet Harry.
On the steps.
American talk show magnate Oprah Winfrey, far left in light pink. Below, tennis star Venus Williams, and actress Abigail Spencer from the television show, “Timeless” (no relation!).
HM The Queen and the Duke await Meghan’s arrival. The Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge together at the altar. The brothers chatted and laughed to relieve nerves.
Meghan walks up the aisle of St. George’s Chapel, which was swathed in flowers for the occasion. Her train is held by her pages and bridesmaids.
Charles meets his daughter-in-law at the Quire, escorting her the rest of the way.
Meghan and Harry exchange vows. Miss Meghan Markle becomes HRH The Duchess of Sussex. She is not a princess herself (i.e. Princess Meghan) she is a princess through marriage and technically “Princess Harry”.
Meghan’s mother, Doria, looked a little nervous, and was likely feeling very emotional. Not only was her daughter getting married, it was into Britain’s royal family. I’d be feeling pretty faint at this point, myself.
Bishop Michael Curry, the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, gives a sermon on love. It is stirring, beautiful, and spreads the word of God to an unprecedented audience.
A choir sings a sweet rendition of “Stand By Me”.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the amazing 19-year-old cellist who was on Britain’s Got Talent, performs at the wedding.
A kiss for the crowds, and then the newly married couple set off for their carriage ride in the Ascot Landau around the town of Windsor.