It was the wedding everyone was waiting for as Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex, and his American princess Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, got married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.

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Markle was accompanied to Windsor Castle by her mother Doria Ragland. Noticeably missing from the celebrations was Markle’s father Thomas, who was not present to walk his daughter down the aisle due to health issues. Markle instead walked down the first half of the aisle alone, accompanied the rest of the way by Prince Charles.

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All anyone wanted to know was…who will she be wearing? The answer was a stunning off-the-shoulder Givenchy gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Markle’s bouquet contained forget-me-nots, a beautiful nod to Princess Diana, who loved the flowers.

Markle makes history, not only being an American, but becoming the first person of color to join the top ranks of the royal family, bringing diversity and modernity to one of the oldest traditional families.

The wedding service brought elements of Markle’s heritage to the forefront, with American Bishop Michael Curry delivering an impassioned sermon, quoting the likes of Martin Luther King as he spoke eloquently about love. It was a scene-stealing moment that certainly brought something new to Windsor Castle. A gospel choir also delighted with their rendition of ‘Stand By Me.’

The star-studded guest list included Oprah Winfrey, Amal and George Clooney, Priyanka Chopra, Janina Gavankar, Sir. Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba and many of Markle’s former Suits cast mates.

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After the wedding, the happy couple kissed on the castle steps before taking a carriage ride through Windsor town to greet the cheering public. Markle then changed into a sleek, haltered Stella McCartney gown for the reception where Elton John performed. The young royals partied into the night with their friends and family, with a display of fireworks capping off a magical day.

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