After spending the night partying, a beautiful, divorced, mixed-race, young, somewhat successful actor from Los Angeles woke up this morning in England as the Duchess of Sussex following an emotional wedding ceremony that captivated the world.
Hot ginger Harry Windsor and pretty Meghan Markle exchanged their vows in front of 600 guests including Queen Elizabeth II and more than 30 members of the British royal family; other world royals, including American royalty Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal Clooney; plus Brits Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish, David and Victoria Beckham and Idris Elba.
Sir Elton, who sang at the funeral service for Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, performed at the lunchtime reception.
More than 100,000 people turned out to see the couple as they sat in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor. Billions watched on television.
Markle wore a simple, elegant white gown, with a white veil and boat neck, by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy. The veil was 16 feet long and made from silk tulle, with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads, with two adorable page boys carrying the ends.
She wore her hair up with a glittering diamond tiara, loaned to her by her the Queen, and I don’t mean Sir Elton.
Harry and his best man William, the Duke of Cambridge, both were dressed in their frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
Unlike his brother, Harry has chosen to wear a wedding ring.
The Duchess of Sussex is a self-professed feminist, and an advocate for Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, Women’s Health, and the Clean Water Campaign.