The wedding took place at oppulent Windsor Castle. 1
It's the same chapel where Prince Charles and his wife Camila were wed, and where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip want to be buried when they pass.
His brother, Prince William, married Kate Middleton in the much more majestic Westminister Abbey, where Prince Charles married Lady Diana. However, in both these cases, we are talking about future Kings of the empire while Prince Harry is now the 6th in line of succesion to the throne.
Meghan Markle arrived with her mom Doria Ragland to church. 2
She's a 62 year old social worker and yoga instructor, and she was overtaken by emotion on such an important day.
People stood by on the streets as the bride made her way to the church. 3
There was no shortage of references to Princess Diana among the crowd, as well as lots of American flags and signs pridefully referencing Meghan's African-American roots.
Prince Harry and his brother William wore their most elegant military attire. 5
Prince Harry was part of the British armed forces for over 10 years, during which he completed two tours in Afghanistan.
Only children made up the bride's entourage. 6
Her pages helped her into Saint George's Chapel, in Windsor's castle.
The rest of the children awaited inside, amongst them Prince Harry's nephew and niece, George and Charlotte, Prince William and Kate's kids.
We were all dying to see Meghan's dress. 7
The dress was spectacularly simple and super elegant, with a very conservative cut of sophistication. It was designed by Clare Keller, the first woman to ever lead Givenchy, and it was the best kept secret of the enitre event.
The veil was shorter than usual at Royal Weddings and it had flowers sewn into it, which represented the historical riches of the Commonwealth.
"I'm very lucky", said Prince Harry when he received the bride. 8
Prince Charles, the father of the groom, walked Meghan to the altar since her dad could not make the wedding due to health issues.
When Prince Harry removed the veil from her face, the world sighed. 9
This was by far the most special moment of the day.
Music was at the forefront of the ceremony. 11
Classical songs like "Ave Maria" where everpresent, but gospel renditions of "This little light of mine" y "Stand by me" got everyone on their feet.
However, 19 year old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was the true musical standout of the day.
Love was most definitely in the air. 12
You can just tell by the look in his eyes that Prince Harry is madly in love with the new Duchess of Sussex, the first African-American to reach the highest class of the Brittish Royal Family in history.
The couple showed all their emotion and nervousness at the time of exchanging the rings. 13
The rings are made of platinum and Welsh gold, as it's been Royal tradition in Britain.
Charles Spencer, Princess Diana's brother, represented her side of the family. 14
Her sister and a niece where also present.
Once outside the chapel, the smiles turned into full blown laughter. 15
The nerveous wreck that was Prince Harry during the ceremony gave way to a more relaxed version on the Duke of Sussex once outside St George's chapel.
And he kissed the bride! 16
The cherry on top for a wonderful day that celebrated the love of this amazing couple.
Meghan's impressive engagement ring is now complemented by a quite humble wedding band. 18
Prince Harry designed it himself. The diamond was sourced from a conflict-free mine in Botswana and it is three carats. The rest of the diamonds are even more important, because they belonged to Lady Diana and were part of Prince Harry's private collection.
The Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter Charlotte looked beautiful on this special day. 19
They looked wonderful and seemed excited to be a part of Meghan Markle's most important day, yet many in the social media world wondered if Kate's beige dress wasn't too close in tone to the bride's white Givenchy gown. What do you think?
The bride's bouquet was simple but very meaningful. 20
It has lots of Princess Diana's favorite flowes, along with lillies and jazmine. There were also wild flowers picked up by Prince Harry himself.
Queen Elizabeth could not miss such an important event. 21
Her dress colors are already a classic of these type of events. Only someone with her innate elegance can pull off fluorescent green and purple.
The newly weds left the church on a horse-drawned carriage, as tradition calls for. 22
Four white horses were chosen for this mission. They were the calmest and best behaved in the Royal mews, and this was imperative given the amount of people who would congregate around them. The carriage took the Duke and Duchess all the way to the reception.
The honey moon in Namibia will kick off in a few days, when the couple is done with the royal duties.
Cheers to a lifetime of love!