Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Day at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
So today, May 19, 2018 at noon local time, was Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Day at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. We were so excited and looked forward to this historic event since their engagement in November 2017. So finally today the royal wedding of the year happened and it was gorgeous. Below you will see all of the beautiful photos from Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Day.
Since we are based in California, we stayed up all night so we could watch the royal wedding live. We also did a live coverage and it was so worth it.
Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Day began with the announcement of their official titles after the wedding. Prince Harry is now His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle is now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Royal Wedding Day Photos:
Photo credits go to Kensington Palace, The Royal Family, and Clarence House as well as PA Images and Getty Images. Detailed information on the dress, attire, rings, flowers, veil, cake, and lunchtime and evening receptions obtained from the official Press Releases.
Philippa Craddock was the official florist and she did an amazing and beautiful job!
Arrival of the invited Guests:
Here are photos of some of the guests such as Oprah, Patrick J. Adams from Suits, Middleton Family, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba and his fiancé, Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian.
Groom and Best Man:
Per Kensington Palace, Prince Harry and his brother, best man, The Duke of Cambridge were both wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
Mother of the Bride:
Per Kensington Palace, Ms. Ragland was wearing a custom dress and day coat designed by creative directors of Oscar de la Renta, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. In addition, Ms. Ragland’s shoes were designed by Edgardo Osorio of Aquazurra, and her custom hat was designed exclusively for her by British milliner Stephen Jones, O.B.E., whom Ms. Markle has worked closely with since moving to the UK.
Father of the Groom:
Per Kensington Palace, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was wearing a morning coat tailored by Anderson & Sheppard with a shirt by Turnbull & Asser. In addition, The Prince of Wales was wearing shoes by Crockett & Jones.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was wearing an ice pink silk marocain asymmetrical coat dress from designer Anna Valentine. In addition, The Duchess of Cornwall was wearing an ice pink feathered Philip Treacy hat.
Her Majesty The Queen:
Per Kensington Palace, Her Majesty The Queen was wearing a delicately flared dress in lime, lemon, purple and grey printed silk. In addition, the coat was an edge to edge coat with a frogging fastening in lime silk tweed. Both the dress and the coat were by Stuart Parvin. Moreover, Her Majesty was wearing an Angela Kelly hat, using the same lime silk tweed with sinamay adorned across the crown with handmade lace crystals and pearls made by Lucy Price.
Bridesmaids and Page Boys:
Per Kensington Palace, Clare Waight Keller designed the six young Bridesmaids’ dresses in the Givenchy Haute Couture Atelier in Paris. In addition, the Bridesmaids are wearing white leather Aquazurra shoes; each pair is monogrammed with the Bridesmaids initials, and the wedding date. The shoes are a gift from Ms. Markle to the young ladies as a keepsake of the special day. Moreover, the Bridesmaids each have flower crowns selected by Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, which have been designed by florist Philippa Craddock.
The four Page Boys were wearing a miniature version of the Blues and Royals frockcoat. In addition, as a special memento, each Page Boy has their initials embroidered in gold on their shoulder straps. Moreover, the uniforms were cut and made by the tailors Dege & Skinner in Savile Row.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were just adorable!
Per Kensington Palace, Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. So Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition. The veil is five meters long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza. In addition to the flora of the Commonwealth, Ms. Markle also selected two personal favourites: Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox), which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace in front of Nottingham Cottage, and the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) the State flower from Ms. Markle’s place of birth, California.
The Bride was wearing earrings and bracelet made by Cartier. In addition, the wedding shoes were based on a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of a silk duchess satin.
Prince Harry handpicked several flowers on May 18, 2018 from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock. The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favourite flower. The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honour the memory of the late Princess on this special day.
Ms. Markle’s hair was styled by Serge Normant, with make-up by long-time friend and make-up artist Daniel Martin.
The veil is held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.
Per Kensington Palace, Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.
Ceremony and the Rings:
Per Kensington Palace, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave and Company to make their Wedding rings.
Exit and the Kiss:
Carriage Procession and the Crowds:
Per Kensington Palace, Her Majesty The Queen gave a Lunchtime Reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation.
The wedding cake was also be served at the Reception. Designed by Claire Ptak, the wedding cake featured elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. A filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream ties all the elements together. The cake was decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses.
The Reception included the cutting of the wedding cake and speeches from The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry.
Sir Elton John has performed at the Lunchtime Reception for guests celebrating the Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.
Per Kensington Palace, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales gave a private Evening Reception at Frogmore House for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, and their close friends and family.
The couple travelled from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero.
The Bride’s evening dress was designed by Stella McCartney. In addition, the Bride was wearing shoes from Aquazurra. Moreover, Ms. Markle’s was styled for the Evening Reception by George Northwood.
You can now either stream or purchase MP3 or pre-order the physical audio CD of The Royal Wedding – The Official Album on Amazon by clicking the link or photo below.
You can also listen to the album on Apple Music.
In addition, you can purchase the album on iTunes.
Bride’s Wedding Dress and Veil Sketches and Bouquet Update:
May 20, 2018. Kensington Palace released the Sketches of The Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller. More information on the dress and veil is above. In addition, you can find official details here.
May 20, 2018. Kensington Palace announced that The Duchess of Sussex has sent the bouquet she carried during her wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, to Westminster Abbey to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. More details here.
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