Historic Day in UK as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed
It’s been with royal pomp and pageantry all the way. Today at noon, Prince Harry, who has been crowned the Duke of Sussex by his grandmother the Queen, and Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle.
Then Ms Meghan Markle, becomes the Duchess of Sussex.
The first guests are arriving at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding while millions more will watch it being broadcast around the world.
Among the guests are US television star Oprah Winfrey and actor Idris Elba.
Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, also received the titles Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.
Six hundred guests will watch the wedding, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in St George’s chapel, the BCC said.
Thousands of well-wishers are arriving in Windsor, while hundreds more camped out overnight to secure the best viewing spot.
Prince Charles will walk Ms Markle down the aisle, after her father, Thomas, was unable to attend for health reasons.
On the eve of their wedding, Prince Harry, 33, told crowds in Windsor he was feeling “relaxed” and Ms Markle, 36, said she was feeling “wonderful”.
In her vows, Ms Markle will not promise to “obey” her husband and Prince Harry has chosen to have a wedding ring.
Ms Markle has 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, all under the age of eight – including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The bride will be met by Prince Charles, who will walk her down the aisle of the Quire of the chapel.
During the service, the couple will pledge themselves to one another, saying: “For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.”