The couple wed in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

The royal wedding was as fairytale-like as people imagined it to be. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been pronounced husband and wife after marrying in a ceremony in St George’s Chapel.

The Queen’s grandson and the American former actress, who is now an HRH and the Duchess of Sussex, pledged their love for one another in the historic surrounds, watched by a television global audience of millions.

The bride, who has become a member of the British royal family, wore a stunning elegant, simple, pure white gown Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, with three quarter length sleeves and open bateau neckline.

According to Kensington Royal’s website, Meghan had worked with Clare in designing the dress.

In fact, the designer was chosen because Meghan liked her work and also because she “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.”

When Prince Harry met his his bride at the altar, he said, “You look amazing” to which Meghan replied, “Thank you.”

The couple tenderly held hands and exchanged smiles during the wedding ceremony.

Meghan’s delicate veil was five metres long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, with her two pageboys carrying the ends as she made her way up the steps.

On the Kensington Royal’s page, it was reported that Meghan “expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony.” This is why the veil is adorned with a distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country.

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Her hair was styled in an updo and she wore the glittering Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen. The presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church Bishop Michael Curry enthusiastically delivered a passionate address about the power of love.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge were among more than 30 members of the royal family who gathered in the chapel’s Quire to witness Harry wed the US star at the long-anticipated nuptials.

The 600-strong congregation, including American chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba.

The Archbishop of Canterbury proclaimed Harry and Meghan husband and wife after they said their vows and exchanged rings.

Images: Press Association
Text: Lauren Taylor / Press Association
Additional text: Hidayah Idris