A few surprises

The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle was a dramatic but cheerful celebration – full of surprises, and indicative of an incredible change of atmosphere within the royal house of the UK. Not so long ago, some of the choices made by Prince Harry would have been out of the question….like marrying an American actress for one. But also having a boisterous American Episcopalian reverend giving a sermon and gospel choir singing inside St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle during a royal wedding. But here we are.

 

International Affairs: Call it a Draw

The affair was both grand and incredibly intimate. The personal exchanges between the two made it sometimes seem like they could have been the only two people in the room. Incredibly, the royal and British customs did not absorb Meghan, having her bend to the will of all of the standards and traditions of the crown. But they allowed her room to exercise her own identity and infuse her own culture into the wedding…and hopefully this is indicative of her future life as a duchesse.

Gimme The Gown

And the fashion. Oh, the wedding fashion! Her gown was designed by Claire Waight Keller, the artistic director of Givenchy. The now-Duchess of Sussex worked  with the designer since January to create the simple yet stunning gown.

…And the Crown

The open bateau neckline was romantic and simple, leading down to three-quarter sleeves and a sculpted waist. The modern, clean look was achieved using double bonded silk cady fabric selected and created by Waight Keller, with a small team of ateliers in Paris. Givenchy also created a show stopping sheer train, which was fastened by a diamond filigree tiara on loan from the queen, previously Queen Mary’s.

Wardrobe Change!

And of course there would be a wardrobe change for the reception. Her second dress was a just-as-minimalist halter gown by Stella McCartney with a drop waist – surely perfect for dancing the night away.

Prince Harry wearing black suit and Duchess Meghan Markle wearing second white wedding halter dress by Stella McCartney walking toward blue vintage convertible for reception

Ok, now who else was there?

And what about the rest of the celebrity crowd? While all eyes weren’t on them, there were still a few fashion fabulous moments not to miss. From Oprah to Amal Clooney to Priyanka Chopra…and of course the Queen, there are the major fashion moments of the royal wedding. One of the celebs creating the biggest buzz at a royal wedding yet again is surprise, surprise Pippa Middleton. But unlike last time, she’s now wearing something incredibly modest, almost swallowing her, and unfortunately being likened to an Arizona tea bottle. So unfortunate.

 

  • Victoria and David Beckham in midnight blue at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Countess Sophie of Wessex in blue dress and fascinator hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Serena Williams in pink dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Serena Williams in floral dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Sarah Rafferty and Santtu Seppala in black at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Queen Elizabeth II in green dress and hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity actress Priyanka Chopra in grey nude gown for reception at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Princess Eugenie in light blue dress with fascinator hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Princess Beatrice in green blue dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Prince Charles walking down steps of St. George's chapel with Doria Ragland and Duchess Camilla at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Kate Middletons sister Pippa Middleton in green and pink cheery blossom dress likened to Arizona tea bottle by Fold London at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Patrick J Adams and Troian Bellisario in blush pink dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity talk show host Oprah in pink tiered dress with hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Lady Kitty Spencer in green and floral Dolce and Gabbana dress with fascinator hat the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity singer Joss Stone in floral dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity James Corden and Julia Carey in pink dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley in floral dress and fascinator hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre in sweater dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity woman actress Gina Torres in red panel floral dress at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Gabrial Macht and Jacinda Barrett in burgundy red keyhole dress with fascinator hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Meghan Markles mom Doria Ragland wearing mint green dress by Oscar de la Renta with hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Prince Harrys ex girlfriend Cressida Bonas wiearing a pink and yellow striped dress by Eponin of London at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Charles and Karen Spencer wearing purple caped dress with fascinator at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity woman Carey Mulligan in Erdem floral dress and Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity woman Amal Clooney in yellow dress with large hat and George Clooney in grey suit at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Celebrity women Abigail Spencer wearing blue white collar dress with fascinator hat and actress Priyanka Chopra in purple lavender skirt suit with fascinator hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
  • Will and Caroline Greenwood in green dress and fascinator hat at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

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