Rabat – After months of anticipation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally tied the knot. The prince and the American actress have said their vows in front of an audience of more than 600 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today.
They were married by the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who made the official proclamation of marriage:
“In the presence of God, and before this congregation, Harry and Meghan have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.’’
The guests started arriving in the middle of the morning. Among them were British singer Elton John; American tennis player Serena Williams; British lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband George Clooney; English football legend David Beckham; and his wife, ex-Spice Girl and fashion designer, Victoria Beckham. On the other hand, no politician was invited to the wedding.
According to The Sun, the 33-year old royal told his bride that she looked amazing before taking her as his wife. Markle indeed looked gorgeous in a Givenchy Haute Couture dress and a dazzling 1932 dazzling Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen.
Kensington Palace announced Saturday morning that Markle and Prince Harry would officially become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel,” read the palace statement. “Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”