Britain’s prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy.
The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel. Reports BBC.
Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who walked her down the aisle. Following their marriage, the couple will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The star of the TV drama “Suits” walked unescorted in a pure white, long-sleeved dress to the middle of the 15th-century St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, accompanied her towards his son, waiting at the altar.
Among the guests were Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham and Sir Elton John.
Ms Markle had 10 bridesmaids and pageboys – including Prince George and Princess Charlotte. She wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen.
Prince Charles walked Ms Markle down the aisle, after her father, Thomas, was unable to attend for health reasons. In her vows, Ms Markle did not promise to “obey” her husband, while the prince broke with royal tradition by choosing to wear a wedding ring.
Prince Harry’s ring is a platinum band with a textured finish and Ms Markle’s has been made from a piece of Welsh gold.
“Harry and Meghan are crazy about each other,” Cobb says. “From their looks of adoration, captivation and affection for the other, as well as the frequency of their touches, they freely show their love. They’re well on their way to happily ever after.”