Amid thousands of cheers and crowds rooting, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sealed their marriage vows with a kiss of love as they stood as man and wife outside St. George Chapel in Windsor Castle in London. The newlyweds, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, exchanged rings in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and 600 celebrity guests.
This royal wedding was truly path-breaking in its own sense. Meghan, a humanitarian activist and former American actress, took bold and feminist steps into the royal UK family. The Suits star, in a first, began her bridal procession alone and walked much of the way up the aisle unchaperoned. And in yet another departure, she was accompanied by father of the groom, Prince Charles for part of her journey to the altar. The 36-year-old bride was followed by 10 bridesmaids and page boys - the cutest bridal party ever seen!
Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined eight other little bridal party members, including several of Harry and Meghan's godchildren.
For the royal ceremony, Markle wore a dress by designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy house. Her 16-foot-long veil was held in place by a diamond bandeau tiara lent to her by the Queen. In her vows, Markle did not promise to "obey" her husband, while Prince Harry broke with royal tradition by choosing to wear a wedding ring.
Prince Harry's ring was a platinum band with a textured finish and Markle's was made from a piece of Welsh gold. Harry, flanked by his brother and best man Prince William, was dressed in the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
After the nuptials, the couple headed off to St. Geroge Hall in Windsor Castle for a luncheon hosted by the groom's grandmother, Her Majesty - Queen Elizabeth II. A second reception is expected to be held later attended by the couple's close friends and family.