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Royal Wedding: Follow Harry and Meghan’s big day in our live blog

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, are now husband and wife.
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We keep you abreast of all the action on the big day – in UK time, naturally.


  • 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.

1.17pm: Prince George and Princess Charlotte have two very different attitudes.

1.05pm: The kiss! And it’s an early one!

12.59pm: The cellist is tearing it up.

12.55pm: Everyone on social media is attracted to the cellist, 19-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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.

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.

meghan markle wedding
Meghan Markle walks down the aisle 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.

11.36am: Harry And William have arrived in full regalia.

11.27am: Just while we wait … when did Tom Hardy shave his head?

Tom Hardy and his wife, Charlotte Riley. Photo: Getty

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.

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.

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.

10.52am: And there’s ex number two! Chelsea Davy, who dated Harry for seven years, is all cheer with some mutual friends.

Chelsea Davy and friends. Photo: Getty

10.47am: It wouldn’t be a royal wedding without Britain’s real royal couple – Posh and Becks.

Victoria and David Beckham. Photo: Getty

10.40am: The first of Harry’s exes has arrived. Actress Cressida Bonas is standing out from the crowd in a multicolour frock.

Cressida Bonas and an unidentified guest. Photo: Getty

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.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Photo: Getty

10.30am: George and Amal Clooney have arrived. We repeat. George and Amal are in the building.

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.

Photo: Getty

She was joined by other A-listers, including actor Idris Elba and his fiance Sabrina Dhowre and James Blunt and wife Sofia Wellesley.

James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley. Photo: Getty
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre. Photo: Getty

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