Just Married! Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave at fans during Windsor procession just after being declared husband and wife

by Hafsah Haq

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, just greeted fans and followers as husband and wife! The two are now officially married, after months and months of global anticipation. 

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The married couple make their first appearance. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Palace)

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The newlyweds kiss as they make their first appearance as husband and wife. (Image source: Twitter/Kensington Palace))

Prince Harry arrived at Windsor Castle with his brother and best man, Prince William. Meghan Markle arrived with her mother, Doria Ragland.

Meghan traveling with her mom to Windsor Castle. (Image source: Twitter)

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The Prince is dressed in full military attire. (Image source: Twitter/BBC America)

The former Suits actress was dressed in a regal gown by Clare Waight Keller, a tiara lent to her by the Queen, and a veil with flowers from each commonwealth country. The Prince wore a full military uniform.

The beautiful new bride, Duchess Meghan Markle. (Image source: Twitter/Buzzfeed UK)

Meghan smiled ear to ear as she listened to the bishop talk about love. (Image source: Twitter)

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Prince Harry arrives at the venue. (Image source: Twitter/BBC)

Prince Charles walked Meghan down the aisle, since her father had earlier pulled out of the wedding due to health issues. Mr. Markle was devastated at not being able to attend the wedding, though his heart surgery left him no choice.

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Prince Charles walks the new addition to the Royal Family down the aisle (Image source: Twitter/Deniz Saygı)

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Meghan looks radiant as she walks down the aisle with The Prince of Wales accompanying her (Image source: Twitter/Femina Wedding Times)

The ceremony was conducted by the Dean of Windsor. It comprised of two hymns as well as soulful choir performance of ‘Stand by Me’. The couple was officiated by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The two repeated their vows after the bishop, as is the tradition, instead of writing their own.

The bishop talked about love in a sermon punctuated with humor. (Image source: Twitter/BBC Newsbeat)

It must be noted that the Royal Vows have changed since past Royal Weddings; past brides like Kate Middleton and Princess Diana were made to vow that they would ‘obey’ their husbands. This part has now been omitted, in an attempt to make royal weddings – and marriages – more progressive and feminist.

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The happy newlyweds! (Image source: Twitter/BBC Newsbeat)

The two held hands throughout the ceremony. (Image source: Twitter)

Harry recited:

“I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part – according to God’s holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.”

Meghan repeated the same vows with her hands in Harry’s:

“I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part -according to God’s holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.”

The two looked extremely happy on their big day. (Image source: Twitter/BBC)

Meghan was all smiles as the two got married. (Image source: Twitter)

The newlyweds then exited the chapel, and went on to their procession through Windsor, greeting thousands who had gathered to congratulate them.

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The newlyweds set out to greet locals. (Image source: Twitter/Kensington Palace)

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The couple on their wedding procession. (Image source: Twitter/BBC America)

Almost 100,000 people were out to see the couple. (Image source: Twitter/Kensington Palace)

Congratulations to the Duke and the Duchess!



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