The Royal Wedding In Pictures

21 May, 2018 | Ngozi

The day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials dawned bright and sunny as the world turned its attention to Windsor and awaited a first glimpse of the bride departing from the nearby Cliveden House Hotel. Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, travelled the nine miles to Windsor Castle - where the prince and his best man, the Duke of Cambridge, waited with the 600 guests in St George's Chapel. From the royal arrivals to the much-anticipated reveal of Markle's dress and the couple's first kiss, see all of the Royal Wedding pictures below.

Crowds descend on Windsor ahead of the royal wedding.

Flowers, designed by Philippa Craddock, adorn the walls of Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel.

The 600-strong congregation in St George's Chapel.

Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice arrive.

Meghan Markle and her mother travel from Cliveden House Hotel to Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry and his brother and best man, the Duke of Cambridge, arrive at St George's Chapel wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, tailored by Savile Row's Dege & Skinner.

Prince Harry waves to the crowds gathered outside Windsor Castle.

The bridal car drives up the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

The bride and her mother wave to the crowds lining the pavements in Windsor.

Prince Harry and Prince William greet guests in the chapel.

The Duchess of Cornwall in a pink silk coat dress from Anna Valentine and feathered Philip Treacy hat.

The Queen steps out of her car, wearing a lime silk ensemble by Stuart Parvin and an Angela Kelly hat.

The bridesmaids and page boys.

Princess Charlotte.

The first full look at Meghan Markle's dress, which is designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.

The arrival of the bridesmaids and page boys.

The bride ascends the steps of St George's Chapel, walking the first part of the aisle with just her bridesmaids and page boys.

Prince Harry and Prince William await the arrival of the bride.

The bride enters St George's Chapel flanked by 10 bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince William and Prince Harry.

Members of the royal family watch as the ceremony begins.


The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.


Prince Charles accompanies Meghan Markle for the second part of the aisle.

Meghan Markle joins her husband-to-be at the High Altar.

The bride and groom stand before the Archbishop of Canterbury at the High Altar.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who - following their wedding - will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry lifts the veil.

The Queen and her future granddaughter-in-law.

The ceremony is performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The exchanging of the rings

The Bride during the blessings

The Duke and Dutchess of Sussex

The couple depart the chapel hand in hand

The couple greeted by family and friends

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children

Members of the royal family

The couple begin their procession through the streets of Windsor, waving to the crowds

The royal couple depart their afternoon reception for an evening party at Frogmore House in a change of outfit. The new Duchess of Sussex wears a bespoke high-neck lily-white dress by Stella McCartney and shoes by Aquazurra.

The Duchess of Sussex wears a cocktail ring that belonged to her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, for the evening reception.