Our favourite things about the Royal Wedding
Just in case you closed your blinds, didn’t turn on the TV and didn’t speak to another human on Saturday, you may not have been aware that Prince Harry is now a married man.
This weekend saw Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spectacularly tie the knot at Windsor Castle. The couple will now forever be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, for those who tuned into the wedding - like us - you may have been overwhelmed by all its grandeur that you need a moment to recap your favourite bits. Well, look no further, because below are our top moments from the nuptials of the century.
The dress - obviously we have to start here.
This Givenchy masterpiece was truly breathtaking. It was dreamt up by British designer Clare Waight Keller, who recently took on the top design role at the iconic French fashion house - known for its stunning classic designs. The dress was created out of double-bonded silk, with the design featuring a boat neck and three quarter length sleeves.
To accompany the gown, Markle wore a five-metre-long white silk veil covering her face which included floral detail representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth (that’s us). The bride suggested the design because the Commonwealth will be a central part of her and Prince Harry's official work after they are married.
The way Prince Harry looked when Meghan walked down the aisle.
If you hate romance we recommend you stop reading now - but the way Harry looked at Meghan was the stuff of fairytales. It looked for a moment that his emotions may get the better of him, however, he managed to remain composed, as his bride approached. In case your heart couldn’t get any more full, what Harry is thought to of said when she reached him was: “You look amazing, just like a princess.” I’m not crying - you’re crying.
The American Preacher who stole the show.
Twitter crowned an MVP of the Royal Wedding and that person was Reverend Michael Bruce Curry. The 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church gave an incredibly rousing sermon at the Royal Wedding that centered squarely on the topic of the day - love.
Reverend Curry opened his speech with the words of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, who said: "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love.
"And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way."
The bishop then added: "There's power in love. Don't underestimate it. Don't even over-sentimentalise. There is power, power in love.”
It doesn't get more beautiful than that.
The flower girls and boys.
This wedding was too big to have one flower girl and one page boy; instead, Meghan and Harry had 10 children accompany Meghan down the aisle. They were, of course, Harry’s niece and nephew - Princess Charlotte and Prince George as well as Harry's goddaughters Zalie Warren and Florence van Cutsem, Ms Markle's goddaughters, sisters Remi and Rylan Litt, and Ivy Mulroney - the daughter of Meghan's close friend Jessica Mulroney.
The other pageboys were Harry's six-year-old godson Jasper Dyer - the son of Harry's mentor Mark Dyer - and Mrs Mulroney's seven-year-old twin sons Brian and John Mulroney.
While it would have been hard to steal Meghan’s show - these gorgeous kids did their best to steal some of the limelight. Charlotte waved to the crowds, and two of the girls started hitting each other with bouquets, but even then they were adorable additions to the big day.
The way Harry and Meghan beamed all day.
To be honest this really was the best part of the day. Whether it was Harry stroking Meghan’s hand during the formal part of the wedding ceremony, or the way they looked at each other all day - it was clear that it was a truly happy day for the couple. And regardless of their background or who they are, that’s all anyone really wants from their wedding day. So here’s to the new Duke and Duchess - may you keep providing us with glorious night long television events.
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