The Royal Wedding


Megan Geller, Editor in Chief

On Saturday May 19, Britain’s Prince Harry and America’s Meghan Markle were married. Now the two are Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The event was attended by many famous individuals, mainly those friendly with Markle due to her upbringing in Hollywood and career as an actress. These included Elton John and Oprah Winfrey, among many others.

At 6:30 a.m., according to Eastern Standard Time, Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, start their journey from the Cliveden House to Windsor Castle in the vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, according to a May 19 Washington Post Article by William Booth and Karla Adam.

At 6:42 a.m., Prince Henry and Prince William arrived at the Chapel. In their blue uniforms the two entered through the Chapel’s West Door. By 7:00 a.m., the world saw Markle’s wedding dress for the first time, designed by Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director at Givenchy. She entered the chapel and was walked down the aisle by Prince Charles.

From here, the service would proceed to marry Prince Henry and Markle. Some notable parts of the ceremony were a sermon from Bishop Michael Curry who performed a rousing address and a performance by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir singing Ben E. King’s song, “Stand By Me.”

After this, Markle and Harry exchanged vows and rings, and at 8:11 a.m., the two  passed through the floral arch where they kissed in front of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

At 8:14am began the procession in which over 100,000 people lined the streets to watch the Duke and Duchess pass by. The procession lasted around 25 minutes as many watched the historical event take place.

Queen Elizabeth hosted a lunch reception at Windsor Castle for 600 guests which included a performance from Elton John.

Meghan Markle is now the second American and first person of mixed race heritage to marry into the British royal family. The first American was Wallis Simpson, who married Prince Edward in 1937.