The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was, without doubt, the most romantic wedding in recent memory. All the drama of the days leading up to the nuptials fell away and the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex made everyone who was there—and the million around the world watching—believe in the fairytale. We were riveted. Here are our picks for the most romantic moments of the day. And for how the crowd reacted, don’t miss The Best Expressions Of the Royal Wedding Guests.
The first sight of Meghan sitting the back of the royal car with her mother, Doria Ragland, on the way to Windsor reminded us of what a modern day fairytale the wedding really was.
Special shoutout to Megan’s mom Doria Ragland. She’s handled the pressure of this moment for months with class, dignity & grace, protecting her daughter & being an immeasurable source of strength, refuge &comfort for Megan. She’s truly a queen who birth a princess. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/idnu5DWdnf
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) May 19, 2018
When the bride stepped out of the car in her elegant Givenchy gown that she paired with Queen Mary’s Filigree Tiara and the 7 year-old Mulroney twins, John and Brian, helped unfurl the dresses 16 foot long train, it was truly a Cinderella moment.
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) May 19, 2018
The sight of Prince Harry and Prince William in their frock coat uniforms of the Blues and Royals dazzled (and we were thrilled to see we were right about the uniform — and the beard!). Harry wore only four medal ribbons: K.C.V.O, Afghanistan, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, along with his pilot’s wing badge to honor the military who had such a profound impact on his life. It’s official: The Royal Wedding Proved Prince Harry Is the World’s Sexiest Man.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 19, 2018
Meghan was a romantic vision as she walked through the stunning archway decorated with abundant white peonies with her little attendants behind her. She looked beautifully regal with the sunlight streaming into the church behind her.
— stevie (@stevie_winters) May 19, 2018
We swooned when Harry, seeing his bride for the first time, took her hand and whispered to her: “You look amazing. I missed you … I’m so lucky.” And then he bit his lip. The Internet went wild.
I don’t know that I will cry this much at my own wedding pic.twitter.com/BjD46Wr2Xy
— Caroline Moss (@socarolinesays) May 19, 2018
When the positively besotted bridegroom tenderly lifted Meghan’s veil and she looked up at him with pure love, we melted.
— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) May 19, 2018
As the couple was taking their vows, the camera caught Meghan’s mother looking wistful and teary. We cheered when Prince Charles gallantly offered her his hand to escort her to the back of the church where the two parents joined the couple to sign the registers.
Windsor Castle was filled with members of the royal family and #MeghanMarkle mother Doria Ragland was all alone, but she held her own and carried herself like a Queen. ❤#RoyalWedding2018 #HarryandMeghan #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/0Ol9kIx19J
— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) May 19, 2018
The cello performance by 19-year-old prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason was positively transporting. His soaring music filled the chapel.
“It was such an awesome moment – just really incredible to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan at their wedding! The atmosphere was amazing and I’m proud to have played a small part in the celebrations. It’s a day I will remember for the rest of my life” pic.twitter.com/kKaMrs7cTS
— Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@ShekuKM) May 20, 2018
When the newlyweds stood underneath the flower-filled doorway of St George’s Chapel in glorious the sunshine and they gave the throngs of well-wishers and millions of television viewers what they had been waiting for—the first kiss and a married couple.
— GIPHY (@GIPHY) May 19, 2018
As the newlyweds made their way through Windsor on their way to the wedding breakfast, the enormity of it all and the outpouring of affection of the crowd seemed to hit Meghan all at once. When she saw all the people who were standing along the procession route and lifted her hand to her heart overwhelmed at what she saw, we knew exactly how she felt.
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018
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