It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now married, having just taken their vows at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The couple, who are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said their vows in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Hon Justin Welby and a congregation of 600 invited guests. Once it was official, cheers erupted outside the Chapel, to the joy of those inside.
Meghan’s wedding dress, one of the biggest and best-kept secrets throughout the engagement, was designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller, of Givenchy.
Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. Earlier this year, the label’s founder, Hubert de Givenchy passed away at the age of 91. The Givenchy label is renowned for its clientele, which has included Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onaissis, Princess Grace of Monaco, Elizabeth Taylor, and even Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.
After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Meghan chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour.
Meghan also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.
Prince Harry arrived at St. George’s Chapel wearing the frock coat uniform of the Blues and Royals. On his chest, he wore the Pilots’ Wing badge that he received while serving in the Army Air Corps for flying Apache helicopters. He also wore four medal ribbons: K.C.V.O, Afghanistan, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Prince William, his best man, was similarly dressed, although with different medals and ribbons denoting his own military service and his status as an Aide-de-Camp to The Queen.
The Queen gave her permission for her grandsons to wear the uniform, and their frockcoats are made of blue doeskin.
Meghan was accompanied into St. George’s Chapel by her bridal party of six bridesmaids and four pageboys. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Florence van Cutsem, Remi Litt, Rylan Litt, Ivy Mulroney, and Zalie Warren were the bridesmaids and they wore Givenchy dresses that mimicked Meghan’s dress. The pageboys were Prince George of Cambridge, Jasper Dyer, Brian Mulroney, and John Mulroney; and they wore miniature frockcoats of the Blues and Royals to mimic Prince Harry.