By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
American actress Meghan Markle got married to Prince Harry of England at the 15th Century chapel in Windsor Castle today, May 19.
Meghan had chosen to walk into the chapel alone during the ceremony, since her father was incapable of walking her down the aisle. So after entering St George’s Chapel unescorted, Markle met Prince Charles halfway down the aisle, who finally walked her to the altar, where his son, Harry anxiously waited.
She walked the aisle in a Givenchy dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, the brand’s creative director.
White roses, favourite flowers of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, adorned the chapel. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, 61, appeared tearful during the historic event.
Prince Harry, dressed in a military frock coat uniform, complete with a full beard, which we were told he had to take permission to do and his brother, who served as his best man, Prince William, waited for Markle at the altar.
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Tens of thousands of fans lined the route Markle took towards the castle, waving British flags and cheering as the Rolls-Royce limousine drove past with the bride and her mother.
Air traffic controllers for the nearby Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest, said the air space over Windsor was being closed for 15 minutes before the ceremony.
Hours before, Queen Elizabeth bestowed the title of Duke of Sussex on her grandson, a step that means the American actress, star of the TV drama “Suits”, will now be known as her royal highness, the Duchess of Sussex.
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