Prince Harry And Meghan Markle royal wedding 2018
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The Royal Family thanks the public (May 20, 2018 – 4:08 AM BST) 

The Royal Family thanked the people who followed the Royal Wedding by writing a post on Twitter.

 

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: The Royal Couple Head To Their Evening Reception

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle head to their evening reception at Frogmore House (May 19, 2018 – 7:35 PM BST) 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House. The couple would spend time with 200 of their closest guests. The happy couple got into a Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, with Prince Harry in the driver’s seat and Meghan Markle waving at photographers.

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: The Duchess of Sussex To Give Her Speech At The Evening Reception

The Duchess of Sussex to give her speech at the evening reception  (May 19, 2018 – 5:40 PM BST) 

The Prince of Wales will be hosting the evening reception at Frogmore House in Windsor. 200 selected attendees are invited to the evening reception. Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle’s father, is supposed to give a speech at the evening reception. Instead, Meghan will take her dad’s place and address the guests herself.

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: The Reception

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way to the lunchtime reception (May 19, 2018 – 1:43 PM BST) 

The carriage of the happy couple returned to Windsor Castle and joins their guests at the St. George Hall. There, the couple would enjoy a lunchtime feast hosted by the Queen.

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: The Carriage Procession

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex proceed with the carriage procession through Windsor (May 19, 2018 – 1:10 PM BST)

After the royal couple’s first kiss on the chapel’s steps, they set off for the carriage procession. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor. The couple greeted and waved at fans as the carriage went through the path filled with the cheers of onlookers. They are heading to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen.

The newly-wed couple on their carriage proceeding with the procession through Windsor
The newly-wed couple on their carriage proceeding with the procession through Windsor. Credit: Ian West /PA

The Archbishop pronounces Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as husband and wife (May 19, 2018 – 12:40 PM BST)

Prince Harry takes one of the rings, handed over by his brother, The Duke of Cambridge, and places the wedding ring on the fourth finger of Ms. Markle’s left hand. He tells her, “I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body, I honor you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Meghan Markle then does the same and the Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the congregation.

The Archbishop says: “In the presence of God, and before this congregation, Harry and Meghan have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I, therefore, proclaim that they are husband and wife.” The Archbishop joins their right hands together and says: “Those whom God has joined together let no-one put asunder.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give each other their wedding rings
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give each other their wedding rings Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Exchange Vows

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange their vows (May 19, 2018 – 12:35 PM BST)

The vows were led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle join hands as Prince Harry says his vows to Ms. Markle:  “I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from, this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God, I make this vow.”

Meghan Markle then responds with her vows: “I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God, I make this vow.”

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: The Wedding Commences

The Most Reverend Michael Curry Does his Address (May 19, 2018 – 12:19 PM BST)

The Most Reverend Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American presiding bishop, and primate of the Episcopal Church gave an address titled the Power of Love at the service in St George’s Chapel. The Bishop quoted the words of Martin Luther King Jr. he said: “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.” The Most Reverend Bishop Michael Curry then added: “There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalize. There is power, power in love.” Meghan Markle was baptized into the Anglican Church, which is headed by Harry’s grandmother.

The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry quotes Martin Luther King Jr. about love.
An opening sermon by The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry CREDIT: Owen Humphreys /PA

Prince Harry Meets His Bride At The Altar (May 19, 2018 – 12:11 PM BST)

Prince Harry mouthed the words: “You look amazing”, as his beautiful bride met him at the altar. The couple held hands as the ceremony begun. At the High Altar, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, begins declarations.

Prince Harry was asked by the Archbishop, “Harry, will you take Meghan to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?”

The bridegroom answered: “I will.” Then the Archbishop asked Ms. Markle the same questions, which she then responded with: “I will.”

The wedding ceremony has begun
The couple meets at the altar and the ceremony begins. Credit: Jonathan Brady /PA

Prince Charles Walks Meghan Markle Down The Aisle (May 19, 2018 – 12:05 PM BST)

Meghan Markle entered the chapel with an elegant white dress by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The bride was followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys, who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, the bride then moved in procession through the Nave where she was joined by the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles walks her down the aisle as Prince Harry waits.

Prince Charles walks the bride towards Prince Harry.
Prince Charles walks the bride towards Prince Harry. Credit: Dominic Lipinski /PA
Meghan Markle, followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys, who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and lead by the Archbishop as they walk towards the aisle.
Meghan Markle, followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys, who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and lead by the Archbishop as they walk towards the aisle.  CREDIT: PIXEL GRG 

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: The Queen Arrives At The Chapel

The Queen Arrives At The St. George’s Chapel (May 19, 2018 – 11:55 AM BST)

As protocol demands, the Queen is the last member of the Royal family to arrive for the wedding service. Wearing a beautiful green dress, the Queen has arrived at St George’s Chapel.

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Charles and Meghan Markle’s Mother Arrive At The Chapel

Prince Charles and Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother, has arrived at the St. George’s Chapel (May 19, 2018 – 11:53 AM BST)

Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland has entered the Galilee Porch of the chapel. She was received by the Dean of Windsor. Prince Charles, who will be walking the bride down the aisle, followed the bride’s mother. Prince Charles arrived with his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall. Meanwhile, The Duke of Cambridge and the groom, Prince Harry, are sitting on chairs at the top of the altar.

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry Walks Toward The St. George’s Chapel With The Duke of Cambridge

Prince Harry Walks Toward The St. George’s Chapel With The Duke of Cambridge (May 19, 2018 – 11:40 AM BST)

Prince Harry walks toward the St. George’s Chapel alongside his brother The Duke of Cambridge.  Both of the gentlemen are wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. The Palace said that the Queen gave her permission for her grandson to get married in his uniform.

Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge walk towards the St. George Chapel
Prince Harry walking alongside the Duke of Cambridge. Both headed toward the St. Geroge Chapel. Credit: Gareth Fuller /PA

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Head To The Ceremony

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Head To The Ceremony (May 19, 2018 – 11:20 AM BST)

Meghan Markle has left the Cliveden House Hotel. On a vintage Rolls-Royce limousine, she was driven to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Ms. Markle sat beside her mother, Doria Ragland, in the rear of the Phantom IV car. The bride is wearing a white veil and white dress with a boat neck. Meghan Markle waved to onlookers as the car made its way to the chapel. Members of the family have also begun to arrive, some on foot and others by car. They included the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Princess Anne.

Royal Wedding 2018 Meghan Markle Heads to the St. George's Chapel
Meghan Markle Heads to the St. George’s Chapel. She waves at the onlookers outside the chapel. Credit: Darren Staples of Reuters

BREAKING NEWS ROYAL WEDDING 2018: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Titles Have Been Confirmed

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Titles Have Been Confirmed! (May 19, 2018 – 8:14 AM BST)

The couple’s titles have been confirmed by the Queen herself. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The palace has confirmed the titles of the soon-to-be royal couple. Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry has been deemed the Duke of Sussex by his grandmother the Queen. The Buckingham Palace said that Meghan Markle would become the Duchess of Sussex on marriage.

Prince Harry was also given Scottish and Northern Irish titles, becoming the Earl of  Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. According to the Buckingham Palace, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.”The Palace added, “His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”

Meghan Markle is the first American to marry into the royal family since 1937. Wallis Simpson, a Baltimore grown American lady, married British King Edward VIII in 1937. She was known as the Duchess of Windsor as she was wed to King Edward VIII. Soon, Meghan Markle would be the next American lady to be given a title and join the royal family.

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