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Meghan Markle didn’t merely marry Prince Harry this past Saturday.
She married into Prince Harry’s famous and very wealthy family.
And this development has now been driven home via the release of the official Royal Portraits from Kensington Palace.
Snapped in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after Meghan and Harry magical carriage procession through London, the picture were shot by fashion photographer, Alexi Lubomirski.
This is the same artist who took the couple’s memorable engagement photos at Frogmore House in Windsor late last year.
The first image (above) is a truly epic gathering of the entire royal family (minus four-week-old Prince Louis, who stayed home at the palace because… come on, he’s four weeks old).
Include in this snapshot is the little bridal party and Meghan’s proud mother, Doria Ragland.
(As you’ve likely read about by now, Meghan’s father, Thomas, suffered a heart attack last week and then underwent a heart procedure. He was unable to make the trip.)
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day,” opens the Kensington Palace Twitter caption alongside this photo, adding:
“These photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession. #RoyalWedding.”
Also featured in the photo set is a picture of just Harry and Meghan with their adorable page boys and bridesmaids.
And it’s beyond precious…
Led by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the eight other children include several of Harry and Meghan’s godchildren and children of their friends.
Florence van Cutsem, 3; Remi Litt, 6 and her sister Rylan, 7; Ivy Mulroney, 4; Zalie Warren, 2; Jasper Dyer, 6; and twins Brian and John Mulroney, 7.
“The duke and duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement on Monday.
“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the U.K., Commonwealth and around the world.”
Finally, this three-photo release concludes with a romantic snapshot of the brand new bride and groom, looking as happy as two people can be:
Meghan and Harry’s wedding came six months after the couple announced their engagement to the world.
It went off without a hitch, but with plenty of memorable moments.
Markle, for example, paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing something blue.
She also stunned and inadvertedly seduced millions of people around the world by changing into a sleek white dress for her evening reception.
Just… wow, right?
There was also the kiss outside the chapel and the rendition of “Stand By Me” that was sung right before Meghan and Harry exchanged vows.
The vows did not include the word “obey,” which many have taken as a subtle pro-feminism stance by Markle’s part.
Check out the exchange below:
“It has been an incredible honor and privilege to document The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family; from the engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding and family portraits on Saturday,” Lubomirski said in a statement, concluding:
“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget.”
The same goes for all who witnessed this blessed event.
Relive our favorite moments and fashion statements below:
Now that Katy Perry is done feuding with Taylor Swift, the singer has apparently chosen a new target for her wrath.
And that target is…
… Meghan Markle?!?
Following Saturday’s royal wedding, the rare event met with universal approval across the Internet, Perry was asked for her reaction to Markle’s wedding down.
It was a pretty basic ensemble, designed by Givenchy and worn perfectly by the glowing bride.
Or at least that’s what we thought.
“I would have done one more fitting,” the American Idol judge told Entertainment Tonight about the gown, adding with a smile:
“I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you!”
Let’s keep in mind that this fashion assessment is coming from someone who went out in public looking like this recently:
Designed by Great Britain’s own Clare Waight Keller, Markle’s dress featured a sleek silhouette featured and an open bateau neckline, along with slim three-quarter sleeves.
Moreover, it expertly emphasized the bride’s slender sculpted waist, according to Kensington Palace’s official release.
Has the gown received the sort of praise bestowed upon Kate Middleton’s wedding dress in 2011? Which actually led H&M to come out with a much cheaper version that it now sells in storeS?
No. Not yet at least.
But why be so harsh, Katy Perry?!?
“Kate won! Kate won!” Perry added even more obnoxiously, making clear in this same interview that she preferred Middleton’s Alexander McQueen-designed frock.
(Do you agree? Vote below!)
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Markle and Harry got married on Saturday, May 19, of course.
The ceremony was attended by several hundred guests, while thousands of people lined the London streets to cheer on the couple and millions more watched at home on television.
We’ve since learned that Harry gave a speech at the evening reception in which he said he cannot wait for him and Markle to be an official “team.’
He also praised his bride’s “grace and dignity,” both of which truly have been on display while she gets dragged left and right by her terrible family members.
In her speech, meanwhile, Markle reportedly thanked her mom (“You have always been there for me through everything…”) and the Royal Family for accepting her into their lives with open arms.
Markle and Harry remain in Great Britain right now, putting off their honeymoon for an undetermined period of time.
It’s unclear just when they’ll depart and it’s equally unclear just where they are actually going for this big trip.
What is VERY clear, however, is that these two deserve a very long vacation.
They’ve been in the public eye for a long time now and they don’t need to just sit back and take this sort of criticism from someone like Katy Perry.
We hope they get the chance to get far away from it all soon, to kick back, relax and makes all sort of sweet and passionate love.
Don’t you agree?
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If you’ve been anywhere near an internet-enabled device in the past 72 hours, then you’re no doubt aware that Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a unique ceremony at Windsor Castle in London.
Harry and Meghan’s nuptials were different from previous royal weddings in a number of important ways.
Most were cool and interesting, others … well, not so much.
For example, the ceremony incorporated elements of African-American culture in order to honor Meghan’s ethnicity and nationality.
That was inarguably awesome.
In the other column, you’ll find the almost unbelievably messy drama surrounding Meghan’s family.
While it certainly helped set this wedding apart from its predecessors, we’re guessing Harry and Meghan would have been happy to skip over the soap opera BS delivered by her father and her half-siblings.
Meghan’s half-brother and half-sister talked a bunch of trash, but that came as no surprise, as those two revealed themselves to be bestselling items at the jerk store several months ago.
Much more unexpected was the last-minute turmoil involving Meghan’s father.
Thomas Markle skipped the royal wedding, bowing out just days before the ceremony for reasons that still aren’t totally clear.
At first, there were reports that Meghan’s dad had suffered a heart attack.
Now, however, it doesn’t that that was the case.
The more likely explanation seems to be that Thomas was humiliated by the revelation that he’d agreed to be photographed by paparazzi in exchange for a fee.
That’s not to say Thomas is without health issues, but it seems that his reasons for skipping the wedding were more varied and complex than initially reported.
Weirdly, Thomas was in regular communication with TMZ throughout the build-up to the wedding, and he spoke to the site on Saturday after Meghan and Harry exchanged vows.
“My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,” he said.
“I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.”
Thomas added that watching the wedding on television was both “emotional and joyful.”
We may never know exactly what prompted Thomas to stay home instead of participating in this once-in-a-lifetime event, but remarkably, it seems he and Meghan have remained on good terms.
But perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by that – something tells us Meghan has lots of experience forgiving her father.
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Here comes the bride, ladies and gentlemen.
For the second time in just a few hours.
Indeed, not long after getting married in front of millions of people around the world, and then proceeding around London in a horse and carriage, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on Saturday evening for a special reception in their honor.
It was hosted by Prince Charles and cameras caught the newlyweds as they embarked for a wild night of celebration.
Harry looked perfectly handsome in his tuxedo, of course, but all eyes were on Markle, who changed out of her Givenchy wedding dress and into a smoking hot and sleek white gown.
This one was designed by Stella McCartney and it featured a bespoke, lily white high neck and was made of silk crepe.
As you can maybe make out a little bit in the images above and below, Markle also donned matching white pumps from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh and baby blue soles.
She looked simply gorgeous.
Back in 2011, both Prince William and Kate Middleton also changed outfits for the night-time portion of their big day.
Elsewhere, keen eyes spotted a somewhat subtle tribute to Princess Diana as part of Markle’s look:
She actually wore Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring on her right hand for this evening out.
It was visible to fans and photographers while she waved at everyone in the passenger’s seat of the silver-blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero Harry was driving.
Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine beauty to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997
You can see the accesstory pretty clearly here:
For those who missed a couple key notes from the Royal Wedding, Kensington Palace made official Harry and his wife’s new titles via the following statement:
“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.
“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.”
The couple also kissed for the first time as husband and wife on the chapel steps, following a ceremony that lasted approximately one hour.
As for who attended and what everyone wore…
And as for the vows that were uttered, we have them both for you below:
MARKLE: 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.
HARRY: 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.
As for who wore her wedding dress better, Kate Middleton or Markle, you can vote HERE.
As for reaction across the globe to this wildly anticipated event, click around below and then join us in sending a hearty congratulations to the Royal Newlyweds!