- The date
- Meghan’s solo walk down the aisle
- Meghan’s veil
- Prince Harry’s reaction when he saw his bride
- The extremely star-studded guest list
- The ‘2<sup>nd</sup> dress’
- The cake
- The titles
- Meghan’s wedding bouquet
The wedding took place on a weekend, which wasn’t adhering to the Royal family’s tradition of conducting weddings on weekdays—while the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge wed on a Friday, the Queen’s wedding took place on a Thursday!
Meghan’s solo walk down the aisle
Meghan was pretty much by herself for most of her walk as she made her entry into St. George’s Chapel, Windsor—she was later accompanied by Prince Charles, who walked her the rest of the way. This is pretty much a historic moment in the history of royal weddings!
Meghan’s extravagant 5 meter veil had more to it than what meets the eye—she wanted to incorporate all the 53 Commonwealth countries into the wedding, and so, the national flower of each wedding was embroidered on it! She wore a custom Givenchy haute couture gown which was appreciated for its simplicity. The veil was secured with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara which was lent to Meghan by Queen Elizabeth.
Prince Harry’s reaction when he saw his bride
If this wasn’t the most aww-worthy moment at the wedding, we don’t know what was! Prince Harry was caught mouthing “you look amazing!” the moment Meghan arrived at the altar.
The extremely star-studded guest list
The guests included George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra, Idris Elba and of course, the cast of suits—all dressed to perfection! We honestly couldn’t pick a favourite best-dressed guest.
The ‘2<sup>nd</sup> dress’
Meghan donned a lily-white halter-neck silk dress by Stella McCartney for her reception. She finished her statement-making look by accessorising it with Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring that she was spotted wearing back in 1997.
Going by traditions, royal wedding cakes are usually multi-tiered rich fruit cakes with thick white icing—but Prince Harry and Meghan chose a lemon and elderflower cake covered with buttercream. Isn’t the cake the most gorgeous wedding cake ever?
The male members of the royal family receive titles on their wedding day—and so, the vacant title of the Duke of Sussex (the title has been vacant since 1843) was given to Prince Harry, making Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan’s wedding bouquet
The gorgeous flowers in Meghan’s bouquet were handpicked by Prince Harry from their private garden at Kensington Palace. Not just that, the bouquet had forget-me-nots, white peonies and white garden roses—all of which are said to be Princess Diana’s favourite flowers. Gorgeous!
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