On Monday 27 November 2017 The Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his son Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were finally married in a royal wedding ceremony held at St George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19, attended by 600 invited guests, tons of members of the public, and watched by an estimated 1.9 billion people worldwide.
Ms. Markle wore a stunning elegant white gown – with a white veil and boat neck – was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy. Prince Harry and his best man the Duke of Cambridge are both wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
Wedding rings of Welsh Gold:
The wedding rings of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, and Diana, Princess of Wales were altogether produced using a similar piece of Welsh gold, which originated from a Welsh mine, Clogau St David’s at Bontddu.
There is as yet a moment bit (one gram) of this unique bit of gold left, which is in the guardianship of the Privy Purse Office. In November 1981, anyway, the Royal British Legion gave The Queen a 36-gram bit of 21 carat Welsh gold, which is held by the Crown Jewelers to be utilized for the Royal Wedding rings of today.
The tomb of the unknown warrior:
Right around 100 years back, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (known as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) set up a long-held Royal Wedding convention. As Lady Elizabeth entered Westminster Abbey on her big day, the Royal lady halted to lay her blossoms at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. The motion was in recognition of her own sibling, Fergus, who kicked the bucket at the Battle of Loos in 1915 and to pay tribute to a great many others murdered and harmed in World War I.
As Lady Elizabeth laid her blooms on the tomb when she entered the monastery, she was the main Royal lady of the hour to really stroll down the path without her bundle. Numerous Royal ladies have adjusted the signal from that point forward, laying their blossoms on the tomb as they leave the congregation rather than when they enter. As they met at the altar, Prince Harry told his bride “you look amazing”, to which Meghan replied, “thank you”. The couple tenderly held hands and exchanged smiles during the wedding ceremony.
Ms. Markle’s fragile cover was five meters (16ft) long and produced using silk tulle, with a trim of hand-weaved blossoms in silk strings, with two of her page young men conveying the closures as she advanced up the means. Her hair was styled in an updo and she wore the sparkling Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen. The Duke of Cambridge, in his role as best man, stepped forward to deliver the rings, with the couple smiling as they placed the bands on each other’s hands. The new Duke and Duchess traveled in the Ascot Landau waving to the thousands of loyal fans lining the streets and up the Long Walk, with Ms. Markle exclaiming “wow” at their rapturous welcome. As the horse-drawn carriage returned to Windsor Castle ready for a lunchtime reception in the magnificent St George’s Hall. Afterward, the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated their nuptials away from the cameras during a private lunch for the invited ceremony guests.
There was another private evening reception for 200 close friends and family, hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House on the Windsor estate. Thankfully, for those of us who (for some reason) were not on the guest list, reports about what went down at the exclusive affairs have emerged. After the ceremony, guests of the fancy nuptials headed to a lunch reception. There, Prince Harry reportedly gave an emotional speech, during which he professed his love and admiration for his new wife. Prince Harry told Meghan that they make “wonderful team and added that she “navigated everything with such grace,” and then said, “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.” Prince Charles, who escorted his new daughter-in-law part of the way down the aisle, also reportedly gave a nice speech at the afternoon reception. Charles spoke of the man his “darling old Harry” had grown into, but he also cracked a joke about changing Prince Harry’s diapers as a kid. One guest remarked, “Prince Charles made a really gracious speech, it was amazingly endearing. He’s got a wonderfully dry sense of humor.”
Elton John performed and apparently sang “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer,” which was nice, as well as “Circle of Life,” which was from The Lion King. The lemon elderflower cake Meghan and Prince Harry selected looked amazing. Baker Claire Ptak shared a pic of the cake on social media. Pictures of Meghan and Prince Harry were captured in their evening reception attire. Meghan swapped her Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy ceremony gown for a minimal Stella McCartney dress for the party, while Prince Harry donned a fancy tuxedo. The pair drove off to Frogmore House in a Jaguar convertible. Priyanka Chopra, The Quantico star, was spotted heading toward St. George’s Chapel wearing lilac. Chopra is a longtime friend of Markle’s and has spoken extremely highly of the bride-to-be since the news of her engagement to Harry broke in November. “I am super excited about her and her big day,” Chopra said in an interview with the British media. “It is not just going to be life-changing for both of them, it’s life-changing for the world that needs to see strong women as icons, and I think Meghan has the potential to be that.”
Published in Melange Int. Magazine in July 2018.