Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official royal wedding photos

Newly-weds Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex leaving Windsor Castle

Newly-weds Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex leaving Windsor Castle

A Palace spokesman said Harry and Meghan "feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world".

Harry drove his new wife from Windsor Castle in a silver blue classic convertible Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero to a black-tie wedding dinner staged at Frogmore House for 200 of the couple's closest friends and family. Prince Harry reportedly told guests he and his wife made "such a great team" and, turning to her, said: "I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you".

More than 13 million people watched the TV coverage on the BBC - peaking at 13.1 million just after 13:00 BST.

The historic, romantic royal wedding ceremony saw Meghan become the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a senior British royal.

She also worked with the Myna Mahila Foundation in India, which empowers women by giving them employment opportunities and access to basic necessities like menstrual products. "She knows what she wants, and it was really an absolute joy working with her".

Harry and Prince Charles made speeches at the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen at St George's Hall.

"He came straight up to me and he said "oh my God, thank you, she looks absolutely stunning", she said.

She said the design process had been collaborative.

Hair stylist Serge Norman, who came from NY to do Markle's hair, said she was relaxed in the hours before the ceremony.

Serge Normant, who flew from NY for the big day, said it was "dreamy" to work with her, adding: "She was very happy. It was a attractive morning, just the flawless morning to get married".

Bishop Michael Bruce Curry paid homage to Duchess Meghan's African American heritage by quoting Martin Luther King Jr
WPA Pool Bishop Michael Bruce Curry paid homage to Duchess Meghan's African American heritage by quoting Martin Luther King Jr

Speaking to the couple after the wedding, Mr Normant said Meghan was "thrilled" and Prince Harry was "fantastic".

Harry sourced the diamond in Meghan's engagement ring from Botswana, the world's biggest producer.

"Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the world today". Kensington Palace said in a statement: "The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding".

The couple will not be taking a honeymoon immediately, as they are due to attend a charity garden party for Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds greeted some of the 1,200 members of the public invited into the castle grounds before starting a carriage procession through Windsor. Meghan entered the chapel unescorted, offering TV viewers and the congregation a first good look at her hotly anticipated wedding dress, which was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy.

Large crowds turned out in bright sunshine to see them driven around Windsor afterwards in a horse-drawn carriage.

Prince Charles walked Ms Markle down the aisle, after her father, Thomas, was unable to attend for health reasons.

The wedding was drenched in British tradition and enlivened with African American culture, a nod to Meghan's ancestry.

The British remain broadly supportive of the monarchy, albeit with a sense of mild irony about the pomp and pageantry that accompanies it, though most have deep respect for Queen Elizabeth after her 66 years of service as head of state.

Posting on Instagram, David Beckham said: "Watching Harry as happy as he was makes us all proud of the man and person he has always been. what a day".


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