The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding bouquet is laid on the grave of the Unknown Warrior in the west nave of Westminster Abbey on May 20, 2018 in London, England, London. The resting place holds the remains of a First World War soldier who has come to symbolise the nation’s war dead.
I think everyone knows by now that I’m not a huge fan of Harry which has somewhat limited how much I follow Meghan but I’m really looking forward to her doing solo engagements and taking on her own patronages in the future. She has a lot of potential but I have to say I worry about the pressure people are putting on her- already people have replied on my blog about how she’ll be an activist, get involved in politics, be the first feminist princess (I mean, Anne, but ok), be a representative for the whole black community etc etc and I just worry about that. There are things she legally can’t do, things she culturally shouldn’t do, and things she may just not want to do. Putting her on a pedestal and trying to make her be all things to all people is just setting her up for a more difficult experience. Let her have space, let her make mistakes, and remember that she is limited in a lot of ways. She isn’t an American actress now, she’s a public representative for the British people. She can achieve a lot with the right support, guidance and determination but you have to understand the place of a monarchy and the British culture. She can make a difference- and I’m sure she will- but it will be in a different way and that’s ok. Let her figure it out instead of expecting her to change the whole world overnight
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Ms. Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games - 26.07.2017// The newlyweds Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle - 19.05.2018
Yesterday was the Royal Wedding where we all got to witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony, which incorporated the traditional with the modern. The sermon, which was just before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged their vows, was delivered by Bishop Michael Curry and was followed by a gospel choir singing “Stand By Me.” The Bishop elicited some entertaining reactions from some of those in attendance, as they are not used to such a rousing sermon, but it was powerful and the whole event was history making. Meghan Markle is the first biracial individual to marry into the British royal family.
Meghan’s wedding dress was designed by British designer, Clare Waight Keller, who is the first female Artistic Director at Givency. The veil included a floral composition that represented the 53 countries of the Commonwealth as well as the Wintersweet which grows on the grounds of Kensington palace and the California Poppy which represents Meghan’s home state. For the reception, she wore a custom silk Stella McCartney dress with Aquazurra shoes, and she wore Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring, which was given to her by Prince Harry.
Prince Harry is the youngest son of Princess Diana, who tragically passed away in a car accident while being pursued by paparazzi. He made sure to incorporate memories of Princess Diana throughout the ceremony, including handpicking Princess Diana’s favourite flowers, Forget-Me-Nots, for Meghan’s wedding bouquet from the private garden at Kensington Palace.
There were many celebrities in attendance at the Royal Wedding, including Meghan Markle’s former cast mates from the show “Suits,” as well as Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Amal and George Clooney, Priyanka Chopra, Victoria and David Beckham, and more. You can see more pictures from the beautiful ceremony below.
Prince Harry and Meghan were given the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We wish them both a lifetime of love and happiness together!