Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended their first official engagement as a married couple today. Meghan and Harry joined The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at a Buckingham Palace garden party celebrating Prince Charles’ patronages ahead of his 70th birthday this year.
WHAT MEGHAN WORE
DRESS: Custom version of Goat 'Flavia' Dress in Old Rose (£590).
HAT: Dusty pink Philip Treacy headpiece (bespoke).
SHOES: Tamara Mellon 'Siren' blush nappa leather pump (US$450)
EARRINGS: Vanessa Tugendhaft IDYLLE La Rose Diamond Earrings (from €1,595)
BRACELET: Silver or white gold chain or tennis bracelet (unidentified). First worn 18 May 2018.
Prince Harry and Meghan were this afternoon photographed arriving back home at Kensington Palace after spending their wedding at Windsor Castle.
The newlyweds have delayed their honeymoon and will likely head off some time in the next week. The couple have their first royal engagement tomorrow as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They will attend the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday patronage celebration in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Following a glittering royal wedding ceremony, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex departed Windsor Castle this evening for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House.
The newlyweds left in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power
As expected the bride made a wardrobe change. She got out of her Givenchy wedding dress and emerged wearing a slinky evening dress designed by Stella McCartney. The bespoke gown by the famous British fashion designer is made from lily white silk crepe and is defined by a halter neck and sleeveless silhouette.
Meghan wore custom shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue.
The Duchess accessorized with an impressive cocktail ring on her right hand which was Princess Diana’s much loved emerald-cut aquamarine ring. This statement ring was custom-made for Diana following her 1996 divorce from Prince Charles.
Meghan finished the look with new earrings, they are part of Cartier’s Reflection de Cartier collection (US$68,000). Each earring features 19 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.81 carats, and with 10 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 1.08 carats all set in 18K white gold.
Her hair is styled by London based hairdresser George Northwood tonight.
Prince Harry has married his American bride Meghan Markle in a glittering royal ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The bride surprised us all by wearing a wedding dress designed by Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller. You will find a full break down of her royal bridal look below:
WHAT MEGHAN WORE
Meghan's dress is by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Meghan and Clare worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952.
The Design: True to the heritage of the Givenchy fashion house, the elegant lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams.
The focus of the dress is the open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.
The Fabric: Following extensive research by Clare Waight Keller in fabric mills throughout Europe, an exclusive pure white double bonded silk cady was developed for the dress.
Meghan expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony.
Clare Waight Keller designed a veil from silk tulle representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
The veil was held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara (a.k.a. Queen Mary’s Filigree Tiara), lent to Meghan by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.
The bandeau, which is made of diamonds and platinum, is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds. The centre is set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.
The diamond bandeau was made for Queen Mary and specifically designed to accommodate the centre brooch. This brooch was given as a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York. The bandeau and the brooch were bequeathed by Queen Mary to Queen Elizabeth II upon her coronation in 1953.
Meghan's ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen. Prince Harry's ring is a platinum band with a textured finish. Both rings were made by Cleave and Company who are the official Court Jewelers.
Meghan wore her Cartier White Gold and Diamond Galanterie Stud Earrings and the 'Reflection' diamond bracelet also by the French luxury jewellery house.
The wedding shoes are based on a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of a silk duchess satin.
The bridal bouquet was designed by London based florist Philippa Craddock. The bouquet included spring blooms of Forget-Me-Nots which were the late Princess Diana's favourite flower. The bouquet was a petite design, pulled together in a gentle, ethereal, relaxed style with delicate blooms also including scented sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, and sprigs of myrtle, all bound with a naturally dyed, raw silk ribbon. Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke piece.
Meghan's hair was styled by Serge Normant. The American is one of the leading hairstylists in the fashion industry today. Meghan had her hair up in a chignon and a front center part.
Meghan opted for an understated natural look. Her flawless make-up was done by long-time friend and make-up artist Daniel Martin.
Her manicured nails feature the Essie Ballet Slipper pink nail polish.
Follow along as we post live updates from Meghan and Harry's royal wedding!
Most recent information is at the top and the times shown are in local time (BST).
The public portion of the Royal Wedding has concluded. The Queen is currently giving a lunchtime reception at St George's Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation. We should see the newly wed royal couple again at around 7 PM when they depart for the evening reception.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart the Chapel for a carriage procession through the Castle and Windsor Town.
The first kiss!
Just Married: Introducing The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Meghan's dress is by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
Meghan expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
The veil is held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Meghan by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.
Meghan also wore her Cartier White Gold and Diamond Galanterie Stud Earrings.
The adorable bridesmaids and page boys including Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at St George's Chapel.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip arrive at St. George's Chapel.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the chapel.
11:40 AM - Here comes the groom! Both Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge are wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
11:20 AM - The bride is on her way! Meghan Markle has left Cliveden House with her mother Doria. She appears to be wearing boat neck dress and Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara.
10:40 AM - Another one of Harry's ex girlfriends, Actress Cressida Bonas arrives for the wedding ceremony.
10:30 AM - The Spencer's, Princess Diana's family arrive at St. George's Chapel.
10:20 AM - The Middleton's have arrived!
10:06 AM - Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Chelsey Davy on her way to Windsor for the Royal Wedding.
10:05 AM - Pippa Matthews (nee Middleton) is on her way to the Royal Wedding! She is wearing The Fold Hepburn Dress Bloom Print Silk dress and a hat by milliner Jess Collett.
10:00 AM - Kensington Palace revealed that Prine Harry and Meghan have chosen Cleave and Company to make their wedding rings.
Meghan's has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by The Queen. Harry's ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish.
The rings will be carried to St George's Chapel on the day of the Wedding by Prince William, in his capacity as Best Man.
9:43 AM - Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elba are first A-List celebrities to arrive at Windsor.
8:38 AM - First look at the flowers inside Windsor's St George's Chapel for today's royal wedding
8:11 AM - Buckingham Palace announces Titles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle:
8:05 AM - The first tweet from The Royal Family on the day of the Royal Wedding!
Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland arrived at Cliveden House hotel this afternoon where they will spend the night ahead of the royal wedding tomorrow.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted leaving Kensington Palace today en-route to Windsor Castle for their royal wedding rehearsal. The bride-to-be was glowing glowing and looked elegant in a cream blouse and crystal cluster earrings. We have the outfit details below.
WHAT MEGHAN WORE
EARRINGS: Birks Snowflake ®Snowstorm Diamond earrings in white gold (US$12,000).
SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban Highstreet 51mm Round Sunglasses (US$143).
A couple candid photos of Meghan Markle have surfaced showing the bride-to-be leaving Kensington Palace on Friday for a workout class at Heart Core in London.
WHAT MEGHAN WORE
VEST: J.Crew Black Excursion Quilted Down Vest (US$120 / SOLD OUT)
SHOES: Nike Classic Cortez Sneakers (US$70)
HAT: The Group by Babaton Mendieta Slouchy Hat (US$35 / SOLD OUT)
SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban Gold Aviator Classic Sunglasses (US$150)
No scheduled engagements