It was a moment of captivating of love as the Grandson of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday married a mixed race, divorced star of the popular American television series ‘’Suits’’.
The wedding that brought modern African American influences to a centuries old royal rite. Prince Harry, who is the sixth in line to the throne, and Megan Markle, exchanged vows at the 15th century St.George’s chapel, just inside the walls of Windsor Castle in front of a cast of royals and celebrities.
They assumed the titles ‘’the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’’. Several aspects of the wedding broke tradition. For one the Duchess walked down the aisle alone, until she was met partway by Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s father.
Accepting someone who has been divorced and doesn’t come from an aristocratic family shows that the monarchy is adjusting and adapting to modern age. Meghan Markles father is a white cinematographer, and her mother is an African-American social worker and yoga instructor.
Prince Harry is 33 and Meghan Markle is 36 are madly in love as they both gazed into each other’s eyes while exchanging their marital vows. Meghan wore a stunning elegant white gown- with a white veil and boat neck.
This beautiful, simple and elegant gown was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy. Her hair was styled in an up do and she wore the glittering Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara, loaned to her by the Queen.
Prince Harry and his Best man the Duke of Cambridge are both wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. Their wedding cake, a lemon elder flower bake that incorporated the bright flavors of spring was made by Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak.
Lots of famous faces where there to celebrate with the prince and his bride. In attendance was Amal and George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Victoria and David Beckham, Earl and Countess Spencer, Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt, Tom and Sara Parker Bowels and Serena Williams to mention but a few. Meghan has become the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a British senior royal.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU