We keep you abreast of all the action on the big day – in UK time, naturally.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have tied the knot and are now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
- Harry told Meghan, “You look amazing … I’m so lucky,” when he first saw her.
- Meghan is wearing a gown by British designer Claire Waight Keller, the artistic director at French fashion house Givenchy, along with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.
- Celebrity guests include George and Amal Clooney, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Oprah, Serena Williams, Meghan’s Suits co-stars, Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham.
1.18pm: The newlyweds are off on their carriage procession through Windsor.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 19, 2018
1.17pm: Prince George and Princess Charlotte have two very different attitudes.
— E! News (@enews) May 19, 2018
1.05pm: The kiss! And it’s an early one!
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 19, 2018
12.59pm: The cellist is tearing it up.
The cellist is a 19-year-old prodigy! #TLCRoyalWedding
— Lori Allen (@loriburnsallen) May 19, 2018
12.55pm: Everyone on social media is attracted to the cellist, 19-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
AND WHO IS THIS DASHING YOUNG CELLIST???? #RoyalWedding
— Lily Herman (@lkherman) May 19, 2018
The cellist is hella cute, let me just put that out there OK #royalwedding
— 🐱Cat 🐱 (@CathAnd021) May 19, 2018
Get me an age on this cellist STAT
— mariah smith (@mRiah) May 19, 2018
Music has been really beautiful. This cellist is heavenly. #RoyalWedding
— Latika M Bourke (@latikambourke) May 19, 2018
12.52pm: Caption this shot of Kate Middleton. “My wedding was better”?
12.51pm: As with every royal bride, Markle’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen.
12.41pm: The bride and groom exchange vows.
12.31pm: Now everyone is laughing at this over-long sermon – including the bride and groom.
12.26pm: One of the pageboys is becoming a meme thanks to his excited face.
Same bro. Absolutely same. pic.twitter.com/fvyL6jddwu
— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) May 19, 2018
12.24pm: We can’t be certain, but it appears Prince William is trying not to laugh.
12.20pm: US bishop Michael Curry is stealing the show with his powerful sermon as Meghan and Harry listen quietly while holding hands.
12.15pm: Harry handpicked some of the flowers in Meghan’s bouquet.
12.10pm: Meghan Markle’s dress was designed by acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy. Markle is also wearing Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.
12.08pm: Harry and Meghan are holding hands at the altar.
12.04pm: Meghan comes down the aisle on the arm of Prince Charles and Harry is barely holding it together.
12.00pm: Here comes the bride! Meghan looks radiant arriving at St George’s Chapel.
11.57am: Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip are some of the last to arrive before Meghan.
11.53am: Doria, mother of the bride, is here, as are Prince Charles and Camilla.
11.51am: Harry is taking some very deep breaths. He is wearing a Blues and Royals military uniform.
11.45am: The crowds are screaming – Meghan is seconds away.
11.39am: Meghan and Doria are speeding toward the church and the orchestra is in full swing.
— Bibian (@RoundTalk) May 19, 2018
11.36am: Harry And William have arrived in full regalia.
11.27am: Just while we wait … when did Tom Hardy shave his head?
11.20am: THE BRIDE HAS BEEN SIGHTED. With a simple updo and full veil, Meghan Markle is on her way to the church.
11.16am: Now the 2640 invited guests await the arrival of the royal family. Some of the last cabs off the rank? Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.
11.10am: Serena Williams – who is attending with her husband, Alexis Ohanian – has a fairly serious hairdo.
— ﱞ (@comfortzoneee) May 19, 2018
11.05am: Update from inside the church: Elton John and Victoria Beckham are air kissing, George Clooney and James Corden are hanging out and everyone else is milling about awkwardly.
10.57am: Priyanka Chopra, one of Meghan’s Hollywood besties, is rocking a lilac skirt-suit like she’s at the Met Gala again.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 19, 2018
10.54am: The Suits crew is arriving in dribs and drabs –Gabriel Macht aka Harvey Specter, Patrick J Adams aka Meghan’s onscreen husband Mike Ross and Sarah Rafferty aka Donna Paulsen have all turned out to support their former co-star.
— ana (@annnahatcher) May 19, 2018
10.52am: And there’s ex number two! Chelsea Davy, who dated Harry for seven years, is all cheer with some mutual friends.
10.47am: It wouldn’t be a royal wedding without Britain’s real royal couple – Posh and Becks.
10.40am: The first of Harry’s exes has arrived. Actress Cressida Bonas is standing out from the crowd in a multicolour frock.
10.39am: For those who don’t already know, when Meghan becomes a married woman she adopt the title of the Duchess of Sussex.
10.34am: The days of scene stealing at weddings are over for Pippa Middleton, who’s rocking a more demure floral frock, while her husband James Matthews wears a requisite morning suit.
10.30am: George and Amal Clooney have arrived. We repeat. George and Amal are in the building.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 19, 2018
10.17am: Oprah has arrived! The television host hit St George’s Chapel in the first wave of guests, dressed in head-to-toe pale pink. In late April, Oprah spent six hours with Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland, discussing a tell-all interview.
She was joined by other A-listers, including actor Idris Elba and his fiance Sabrina Dhowre and James Blunt and wife Sofia Wellesley.