Meghan Markle has arrived to marry Prince Harry in a simple but beautiful pure white dress leaving the groom close to tears when he saw her for the first time.
Harry then grabbed his bride’s hand and told her: ‘You look amazing’ and said ‘thank you, pa’ after his father Prince Charles walked her down the aisle of St George’s Chapel, Windsor. ut the tears turned to laughter when the star made him giggle as they exchanged vows in the extraordinarily moving ceremony watched by millions around the world.
Ms Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Keller, the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.The veil was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by The Queen, made in 1932 – an outfit that left her mother Doria Ragland, 62, in tears.
Meghan arrived accompanied by two page boys who held up her train as she made her way up the chapel’s steps alone and entered the chapel by herself, to begin the walk down the alter, before being met by the Prince of Wales. Celebrity royalty including the Clooneys, the Beckhams, Idris Elba, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey are among some of the world’s biggest stars watching them marry.
Outside St George’s Chapel up to 100,000 fevered well-wishers have gathered in glorious British sunshine to cheer the couple as they start their new married life. It is expected to be the biggest royal wedding in Britain since Prince William married Kate in 2011 with more than 21million UK households set to watch and 23million expected to tune in from America