The presence of Prince Harry's mother, Princess Diana, was subtly felt at her son's wedding to the American actress Meghan Markle, more than two decades after she was killed in a vehicle crash in Paris.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!
The couple held hands throughout and exchanged vows in a traditional Church of England wedding featuring some unusual twists. It's not the first time they've marked their love with accessories. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will solemnize the marriage, and the head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, Michael Bruce Curry, will deliver a sermon.
"My baby looks handsome and she looks very happy". She wore a long-sleeve boat neck Givenchy gown with a long train and a cathedral-length veil, as well as Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau tiara. Harry handpicked forget-me-nots, Diana's favorite flower, from the private garden at Kensington Palace to include in Markle's bouquet.
It contained floral designs from her native California and all 53 Commonwealth countries. His brother and best man Prince William wore a matching uniform. The actress quickly decided that Harry's father, Prince Charles, would walk her through the Quire aisle.
The couple grinned during Curry's booming address about the power of love. "Real power. Power to change the world", the African-American preacher intoned.
Serena Williams wore a festive hat.
In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan marries Prince Harry
Harry's ex-girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas also attended.
The royal wedding began at 7 a.m. ET, meaning that admirers in the USA were up early on this Saturday morning.
Meghan Markle's friend, USA tennis player Serena Williams and her husband entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian attend the nuptials. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the newlyweds shared a kiss, and the ever-charming Princess Charlotte waved farewell to the duke and duchess as they set off for a carriage procession through Windsor.
Revellers also packed into bars to watch the wedding as far afield as Sydney, Hong Kong and Markle's native Los Angeles.
Hundreds of street parties and public screenings were held around Britain where the wedding is a welcome respite for a country still burdened by austerity and divided over Brexit.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip then arrived, along with Prince Charles and Camilla, duchess of Cornwall.
They were treated to canapes including Scottish langoustines, English asparagus and Windsor lamb.
The couple met on a blind date in July 2016 and had a whirlwind romance, criss-crossing the Atlantic as she continued filming "Suits" in Toronto.
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The family are believed to be travelling in a 1996 Ford Aerostar van and frequently changing license plates to avoid detection. Dakota Ray went missing with her parents from SC but authorities believe the couple may be in or on their way to Minnesota.