LONDON, May 21, 2018 (News Wires) - Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday," the palace said in a statement.
"They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world," it said.
Some 100,000 people came for the ceremony in Windsor, west of London and it was watched live globally, including by 29 million people in the US alone.
LONDON, May 19, 2018 (News Wires) - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife in a star-studded Windsor Castle ceremony Saturday, filled with traditional pomp and modern twists -- and watched the world over.
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows at the altar in St. George's Chapel in an emotional event that brought the biracial US TV star into the heart of the British monarchy.
As some 100,000 packed the sun-baked Windsor streets outside, Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family were joined by stars including Oprah Winfrey, Elton John, George Clooney and David Beckham.
The couple held hands throughout and exchanged vows in a traditional Church of England wedding featuring unusual turns.
US pastor Michael Curry delivered an impassioned address and a gospel choir sang "Stand By Me".
With the words "I will", 33-year-old Harry, and Meghan, 36, declared they would love, comfort, honour and protect each other.
Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, looked visibly moved.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Church of England's spiritual leader, declared them legally wed, saying: "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."
With her father recovering from a heart operation in Mexico, Markle walked down the aisle on her own, before being accompanied to the altar by Harry's father Prince Charles.
Her flowing white dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller at the French fashion house Givenchy. Made from a double bonded silk cady, it contains floral designs from all 53 Commonwealth countries.
The new duke and duchess will spend much of their time working with youth in the Commonwealth.
Her bouquet included flowers hand-picked by Harry from the gardens of Kensington Palace.
WINDSOR, May, 17, 2018 (News Wires) -British armed forces carried out a carriage procession rehearsal through the ancient streets of Windsor yesterday ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding on Saturday to Meghan Markle.
Harry, sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, a star in TV drama “Suits”, will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, home to the British royal family for nearly 1,000 years.
After the hour-long ceremony which will be attended by Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the couple will make a procession through the town’s ancient streets on a 19th Century Ascot Landau carriage pulled by four Windsor Grey horses.
The sumptuous show of British pageantry is likely to attract a huge world audience while supporters hope the union of one of the most popular royals and a glamorous American actress, a divorcee with a white father and an African-American mother, will reinvigorate the monarchy.
However, much of the carefully-planned and choreographed build-up to the ceremony has been overshadowed in recent days by confusion over whether Markle’s father would attend and intensive media focus on other members of her family in the run up to the wedding.
LONDON, April 26, 2018 (AP) — It’s a family affair: Britain’s royal officials say Prince Harry has asked elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding next month.
Kensington Palace said Thursday that William is “honoured” to be playing the key role when Harry marries US actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19. Harry was best man when William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Photo shows Britain's Prince William, left, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration on ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey in London, on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, April, 25, 2018 - A little less than a month before her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has said "I do" -- on television.
Markle fans who can't wait until the actress walks down the aisle next month can tune into the seventh season finale of the legal drama "Suits" -- which sees Markle's character Rachel tie the knot with Mike, played by Patrick J. Adams.
"I wanted to marry you from the second I met you," Mike says in a preview of the episode.
"You are the husband I've always wanted," Rachel says, marking a happy ending for the two actors leaving the series.
"We know there's another wedding on the horizon for Ms. Markle but just seeing her here in all of her bridal resplendence is a fairytale come true," said the network USA, which airs the series, on its website.
The characters Mike and Rachel had already tried getting married in a previous season -- but police arrested the former and thwarted the nuptial plans.
Shortly after announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the future Duchess, 36, said she would leaving acting to focus on humanitarian work.
Her final appearance on "Suits" -- in which she has starred since 2011 -- will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for her big day on May 19, when she will marry Prince Harry in a chapel inside Windsor Castle before 600 invited guests.
Another 2,640 people will be welcomed onto the castle grounds.