A Modern Fairy Tale: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Marry

Published May 20th, 2018 - 07:39 GMT

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. The groom, Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family; the bride, Meghan Markle, is an American former actress.

2,640 people were invited to watch the wedding from inside the Castle Grounds. Many came from charities close to the couple, as well as over 1,200 who were nominated by their Lord Lieutenants.

The bride arrived at church in a wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, which was set off by a veil made to represent all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

The rings were made by Cleave and Company. The Duchess’ was fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by The Queen, The Duke’s was a Platinum Band with a textured finish.

The couple sealed their love with a kiss after the ceremony finished before getting into a royal horse-drawn carriage for a 30-minute procession as thousands lined the streets.

Thousands of people lined the Carriage Procession route, which travelled through Windsor in glorious sunshine.

They then headed back to Windsor Castle for the reception where William, Harry and Charles made speeches.

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US actress Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Ben STANSALL/ AFP

US actress Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Ben STANSALL/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) walk away from the High Altar toward the West Door at the end of their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Danny Lawson/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) walk away from the High Altar toward the West Door at the end of their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Danny Lawson/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) removes the veil of US actress Meghan Markle (L) as they stand at the altar together before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. 
Owen Humphreys/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) removes the veil of US actress Meghan Markle (L) as they stand at the altar together before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. Owen Humphreys/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel in the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the High Street in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony.
Adrian DENNIS/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel in the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the High Street in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. Adrian DENNIS/ AFP

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) talks with Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) as they leave after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Alastair Grant / AFP

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) talks with Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) as they leave after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Alastair Grant / AFP

Prince Harry's niece and bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (R) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Andrew Matthew/ AFP

Prince Harry's niece and bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (R) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Andrew Matthew/ AFP

(L-R) Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave after the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Jane Barlow/ AFP

(L-R) Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave after the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Jane Barlow/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Prince Harry's brother and best man Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Chris Jackson/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Prince Harry's brother and best man Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Chris Jackson/ AFP

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, are driven along the Long Walk as they arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Emmanuel DUNAND/ AFP

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, are driven along the Long Walk as they arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Emmanuel DUNAND/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. 
Danny Lawson/ AFP

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. Danny Lawson/ AFP

US actress Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Ben STANSALL/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) walk away from the High Altar toward the West Door at the end of their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Danny Lawson/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) removes the veil of US actress Meghan Markle (L) as they stand at the altar together before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. 
Owen Humphreys/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel in the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the High Street in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony.
Adrian DENNIS/ AFP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) talks with Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) as they leave after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Alastair Grant / AFP
Prince Harry's niece and bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (R) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Andrew Matthew/ AFP
(L-R) Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave after the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Jane Barlow/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Prince Harry's brother and best man Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Chris Jackson/ AFP
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, are driven along the Long Walk as they arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Emmanuel DUNAND/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. 
Danny Lawson/ AFP
US actress Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Ben STANSALL/ AFP
US actress Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Ben STANSALL/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) walk away from the High Altar toward the West Door at the end of their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Danny Lawson/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) walk away from the High Altar toward the West Door at the end of their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Danny Lawson/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) removes the veil of US actress Meghan Markle (L) as they stand at the altar together before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. 
Owen Humphreys/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) removes the veil of US actress Meghan Markle (L) as they stand at the altar together before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. Owen Humphreys/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel in the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the High Street in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony.
Adrian DENNIS/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel in the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the High Street in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. Adrian DENNIS/ AFP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) talks with Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) as they leave after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Alastair Grant / AFP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) talks with Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) as they leave after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Alastair Grant / AFP
Prince Harry's niece and bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (R) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Andrew Matthew/ AFP
Prince Harry's niece and bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (R) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Andrew Matthew/ AFP
(L-R) Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave after the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Jane Barlow/ AFP
(L-R) Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave after the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Jane Barlow/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Prince Harry's brother and best man Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Chris Jackson/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Prince Harry's brother and best man Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Chris Jackson/ AFP
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, are driven along the Long Walk as they arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 
Emmanuel DUNAND/ AFP
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, are driven along the Long Walk as they arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Emmanuel DUNAND/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. 
Danny Lawson/ AFP
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. Danny Lawson/ AFP

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