See All the Photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the world tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. After much anticipation, the celebration delivered in every way. There was an impressive guest list, many incredible (and spring-themed!) fashion choices, and some adorable moments between the bride and groom. In honor of this long-awaited royal wedding, we're taking a look back at our favorite photos from the big day.
The wedding began as celebrants walked down the long path to the ceremony venue. Shortly after the last attendees were inside the chapel, the bride and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrived in a vintage car. The events continued to unfold from there, and fans looked on as the bride took her statement-making walk down the chapel's aisle. There, we all witnessed Harry and Markle exchange vows (and some touching looks with one another). Post-ceremony, the pair recessed as husband and wife while their choir performed a rendition of Etta James "This Little Light of Mine," much to the joy of onlookers. They then set off in a storybook way—by carriage.
From the moment guests started to arrive to the happy couple's carriage exit, we've covered it all. You'll see pictures of the royal family—including Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte—plus some celebrities in attendance. You'll also see a number of shots of the bride's incredibly chic and simple Givenchy wedding dress. If you couldn't get enough of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding ceremony, look back on the happy event here. These photos might just inspire your own celebration.
A beautiful flower arch by Phillipa Craddock set the stage for a gorgeous event.
Famous faces included Amal and George Clooney, as well as Oprah, Victoria Beckham, and many more A-listers.
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
A year after their own high-profile wedding, Duchess Kate's sister and brother-in-law, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, attended the couple's nuptials.
Princess Eugenie, Prince Harry's cousin, also attended, her own wedding just months away.
Prince William and Prince George
Prince William, Prince Harry's best man, accompanied the groom to the ceremony.
Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte
Of course, Kate Middleton stunned in a classic ensemble. Here, she's shown with daughter Princess Charlotte.
Princess Charlotte served as a bridesmaid at the event.
Meanwhile, Prince George reprised his role as page boy.
The Royal Family
Following the ceremony, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids gathered with the other royals.
A First Look
All eyes were on the bride as she made her first appearance. Fans caught a glimpse of her classic wedding dress, updo, and tiara as she and her mother, Doria Ragland, drove by.
An Incredible Veil
Markle's veil was impressively long. Did you expect anything less for a royal wedding?
The Page Boys
Two of her page boys, Brian and John Mulroney, the twin sons of the bride's best friend, helped her keep the veil under control.
A Grand Entrance
This was Markle's breathtaking view as she entered St. George's Chapel.
The bride chose not to be escorted for part of her walk down the aisle, asserting her independence. Later, her soon-to-be father-in-law, Prince Charles, walked her to the altar.
The ceremony backdrop, complete with stained glass, was especially stunning.
The couple held hands as the proceedings took place in a show of support and solidarity.
The Wedding Dress
The bride shocked the world with her unexpected (but totally gorgeous) Givenchy wedding dress.
An Emotional Bride
Markle let her feelings show during the ceremony, but nothing could outshine the sparkly Queen Mary tiara she wore.
How endearing were these expressions?
The Duke and Duchess
Before sharing their first kiss, Prince Harry presented his new wife, the Duchess of Sussex, on the stairs outside the chapel.
As with all royal weddings, everyone held their breath for the first kiss, which took place outside for onlookers to see.
So Much Joy
The bride and groom couldn't hold in their excitement after finally tying the knot.
The couple enjoyed some alone time during an ultra-romantic carriage ride on their way to the afternoon reception.