Every moment you may have missed from the Royal Wedding

21 May 2018
By Fashion Quarterly


Here’s all the action you need to know surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.

7:52am: Royal photographer Mark Stewart shared a photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s goody bags for the 2000 guests at Windsor Castle.

7:45am: Meghan’s on-screen husband Patrick J Adams shared an Instagram picture of The Times newspaper as he prepared to see her marry Prince Harry.

8am: Meghan Markle’s close friend Serena Williams confirmed her attendance at the royal wedding by sharing a picture of herself on Instagram getting ready for her “friend’s wedding”.

8:11am: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new titles were announced, and as expected, they are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

8:38am: Kensington Palace shared a picture of the floral decorations at the chapel which included white peonies, white foxgloves, white stocks, flowering birch, beech, hornbeam and blue delphiniums.

9:28am: Guests started to arrive at St George’s Chapel, including Paul Burrell, Earl Spencer, Idris Elba, James Blunt and Oprah Winfrey.

9:55am: Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy was spotted en route to the chapel.

10:01am: Kensington Palace made an announcement about the rings which were designed by Cleave and Company, and fashioned from platinum and Welsh gold.

10:05am: Pippa Middleton arrived wearing a $965 NZD green floral dress from The Fold.

10:06am: Prince Harry is on the move!

10:09am: The Irish Guards get the party started on the streets of Windsor.

10:16am: The Middleton family arrive, including Kate’s parents Carole and Michael, and younger brother James.

10:26am: The A-listers have arrived: Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, (bald) Tom Hardy and Joss Stone are spotted entering the chapel. Amal Clooney wore a mustard-coloured dress by Stella McCartney and a net fascinator. The designer was a popular choice amongst wedding guests.

10:26am: Serena Williams shared a picture of herself wearing Versace.

10:52am: Oh to be a fly on the wall at this event: Elton John, David Furnish, James Blunt and the Beckhams were spotted making small talk inside the church.

10:53am: The Suits cast arrived en masse and looking chic: Sarah Rafferty, Abigail Spencer, Jacinda Barrett and Gabriel Macht.

10:56am: James Corden and his wife arrive.

11am: Fergie arrives!

11:16am: The Royal Family start arriving, including Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louisa Windsor, Prince Edward, Viscount James, Zara and Mike Tindall, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

11:20am: Meghan Markle leaves Clivedon House with her mother Doria, giving the public a glimpse of her dress.

11:24am: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrive looking a lot more restrained outfit-wise than at the last wedding.

11:34am: Prince Harry and his best man Prince William arrive, wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. Prince Harry broke royal tradition by choosing to wear a wedding ring.

11:51am: The royal cohort pulls up. Meghan Markle’s mother steps out first in a mint green Burberry coat dress.

11:54am: The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles arrive soon after. Camilla’s pink floral hat gets a lot of media attention.

11:55am: Next up is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

11:56am: The flower girls show up next, accompanied by their mothers, including the Duchess of Cambridge, with the children waving out of the window adorably. The Duchess wore a yellow wool silk tailoured coat by Alexander McQueen which she has worn on two other occasions – the Queen’s birthday and Prince Charlotte’s christening.

12pm: Meghan Markle arrives!

12pm: The bride wears a Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller gown with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was lent to her by the Queen.

The flower girls’ dresses are also by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, while the pageboys are wearing a miniature version of the Blues and Royals frockcoat, with their initials in gold on their shoulder straps.

12:02pm: In a statement, Kensington Palace said of the dress: “After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour. Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.”

“True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quater sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”

12:15pm: After the Archbishop of Canterbury performs the couples vows (prompting some giggles from the happy couple) Lady Jane Fellowes, the sister of Princess Diana, gives a reading.

12:20pm: The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, head of the Episcopal Church, opened his speech with the words of Martin Luther King saying: “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.”

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12:30pm: After a lengthy and energetic sermon from the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the choir performs Stand By Me.

12:40pm: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are oficially married!

1pm: The couple emerge from the church and make their procession through Windsor in their open-topped carriage, with the royal family waving them off.

1:07pm: They kiss!

Words: Rebecca Cope
Photos: Getty Images
This article originally appeared on Grazia.

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