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  • 10am

    Sunkissed Windsor

    Large crowds gather, some from days earlier and overnight, and Windsor wakes up to 20° C weather and beautiful blue skies. An estimated 120,000+ people have lined the streets and the Long Walk up to Windsor Castle.

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    11:30am

    First glimpse of the bride

    Having spent the night together there, Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland beam as they depart Cliveden House, in a chauffeur driven vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom IV. Through the window we catch a glimpse of the bride in her dress, veil and tiara. It’s white with a bateau neckline and long sleeves. Her hair is up and she looks to be wearing her Cartier earrings.

    Meghan and mum Doria depart Cliveden House Hotel

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    11:42am

    The groom arrives

    Prince Harry and his brother and best man Prince William arrive at Windsor Castle, making their way toward St George’s Chapel’s West Door. Both princes are wearing the uniforms of the Blues and Royals. Harry is wearing his Pilots’ Wings and a medal honoring his service as an Apache helicopter pilot. Happy side note: Harry didn’t shave!

    Prince Harry and best man Prince William arrive at St George's Chapel

    12:00pm

    Meghan arrives at St George's Chapel

    Meghan arrives to St George’s Chapel with her page boys, close friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney’s 7-year-old twin sons, John and Brian. We get our first full view of Meghan’s dress. We find out that it is custom Givenchy Haute Couture and was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director at the French fashion house, who worked closely with Meghan on the design. The dress is “inspired by all 12 signs of the Zodiac, the Zodiac Signs collection features artisanally carved rings and earrings to convey the wearer’s character,” the official Givenchy page tweeted.

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    She is joined by her bridesmaids/flower girls, including Princess Charlotte, 3, and Jessica Mulroney’s youngest child, Ivy, 4. Meghan begins the walk down the aisle, meeting Prince Charles halfway, who gives her away to Harry at the altar.

    Just Married! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
    Just Married! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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    12:13pm

    The Declarations

    Guests stand, Meghan and Harry declare their love and faithfulness. Huge cheers from the crowd outside following Harry’s “I will,” we get sweet smiles and giggles from the couple. The same happens when Meghan says “I will.” They are feeling the love and excitement from the public.

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    12:40pm

    The 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 health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part…” (No obey, romantics rejoice)

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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    13:11pm

    The Kiss

    Now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the couple walk out of the chapel together, through the beautiful floral arch and we get the first kiss!

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    13:14pm

    The procession

    Following their first kiss as husband and wife, Meghan and Harry board the Ascot Landau carriage for the procession through Windsor, lasting about 25 minutes. We get a second kiss and the couple look overjoyed to be sharing their special day with so many well-wishers.

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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    19:00pm (ish)

    Evening Reception

    Meghan and Harry depart Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House, in a electric 1968 silver blue Jaguar E-type with the number plate E190518 (the wedding date). The couple looked like they were filming the latest Bond film, Harry dapper in a tuxedo and Meghan having changed into her second dress – a custom lily-white Stella McCartney halter neck silk crepe gown, and custom shoes from Aquazurra. She also wore a emerald-cut aquamarine ring, a gift from Harry, that once belonged to Princess Diana.

    Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House on 19 May, 2018.
    Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House on 19 May, 2018.
    Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House on 19 May, 2018.
    Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House on 19 May, 2018.
    Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House on 19 May, 2018.

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    Official Wedding Photographs

    By Alexi Lubomirski

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Wedding Photograph
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Wedding Photograph
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Wedding Photograph
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