The polo-playing Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, wed the American-now-Duchess of Sussex on May 19 in Windsor to worldwide fanfare and celebration.
Moments of absolute pomp-and-circumstance tradition were met with instances of humanity and compassion not common in royal weddings. Prince Charles, particularly, was praised for walking Meghan to the altar and later for escorting her mother, Doria Ragland, to the side room of the chapel and emerging from St. George’s Chapel with the Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall on one arm and Mrs. Ragland on the other.
References were made to the late Princess Diane, such as the bouquets and an empty seat inside of St. George’s Chapel.
The Palace revealed the wedding dress maker to be Clare Waight Keller as Meghan arrived at Windsor Castle. In our profile of Waight Keller on the following pages, she reveals all the secrets she didn’t even share with her family, including what Prince Harry said to her.
Alexi Lubomirski, the celebrity photographer who took the Duke and Duchess’ engagement photos, was also the official wedding photographer who took the family photo on the left at Windsor Castle in the Green Drawing Room. The sofa used in the official photo was also where the Queen and Diana sat for the photographer following Prince Harry’s christening in 1984.
Keep reading for our photographic minute-by-minute time line and wedding dress designer profile.