Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story

Last November, after a year-and-four-month courtship, Prince Harry asked for Markle's hand in marriage while roasting a chicken on a cozy night in.

He knew the minute he walked into the room on that blind date and saw Meghan Markle sitting there, that this could be the one.

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At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, some things very old and some things new

Before his bride’s arrival, the red-bearded Prince Harry marched with a happy gait toward the chapel’s West Door, alongside his best man, his older brother and second in line to the throne, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Maybe not a big step up in status for Prince Harry, but for California girl Markle, whose mum is a Los Angeles yoga instructor and whose father is a retired Hollywood lighting director — well, that’s a leap.

The Guardian -
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry head to their evening wedding reception

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, drove off to their evening reception in Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Palace in an electric 1968 silver blue Jaguar E-Type on Saturday evening.

The bride had changed into a white Stella McCartney halterneck silk crepe gown and Aquazzura shoes with baby blue soles for the black-tie reception hosted by Prince Charles for 200 of the couple’s closest friends.

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Royal Wedding: The world flocks to Windsor for Prince Harry and Meghan's big day

Read more: The 'Markle sparkle': Why Prince Harry's fiancée reminds people of Princess Diana. Then, for just a brief moment, the loud cheers and singing that had bellowed through Windsor all morning suddenly stopped.

Fans began milling around the Long Walk, the road leading up to Windsor castle, from the moment the gates opened at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, patiently waiting to catch a glimpse of the royal newlyweds.

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"A real-life fairy tale": American merrymakers and pubgoers watch the royal wedding

From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a posh hotel, Americans cheered and teared up Saturday as they watched Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry in a royal wedding with trans-Atlantic resonance.

A crowd in fascinators and tiaras gathered for the storied hotel's first royal wedding viewing party, which came complete with deviled eggs, black pudding, Earl Grey tea butter biscuits and cake pops with champagne and flower liqueur.

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Meghan Markle’s glossy friends raise the wedding fashion game

Inside St George’s Chapel for the royal wedding, the aesthetic was: Marvel Studios takes the storyline of a traditional British wedding and makes a 21st century blockbuster.

While Sara Buys, arriving with her husband, Tom Parker Bowles, wore dramatic velvet by the coolest of labels, The Vampire’s Wife.

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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wed, a New Era Dawns

A thousand-year-old English castle echoed with the exhortations of a black preacher and a gospel choir on Saturday, as Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, an American actress, nudging the British royal family into a new era.

Prince Harry, who is sixth in line for the throne, has long called on Britain’s monarchy to modernize, and draw closer to the daily life of its people. But the most extraordinary thing he has done is to marry Ms. Markle, an American actress who is three years his senior, biracial, divorced and outspoken in her views.

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The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Millions of people around the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Members of the British royal family and celebrities from around the world gathered at Windsor Castle near London on Saturday for the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From the first kiss to the wedding cake, here's how the historic wedding took place.

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Meet the royals: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle officially tie the knot

The American “Suits” actress, 36, tied the knot with Prince Harry in a wedding ceremony at London’s St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday attended by the royal family as well as celebrity pals including Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and Priyanka Chopra.

Instead, her bridal party was consistent with the British tradition of featuring children, including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte, along with Prince Harry’s goddaughters Florence van Cutsem and Zalie Warren and Markle’s goddaughters Remi and Rylan Litt, who are the spawn of LA-based brand curator and bag designer Benita Litt.

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Royal wedding: Canada gifts $50,000 to youth charity in honour of Harry and Meghan’s big day

The Canadian government will donate $50,000 to a charity that focuses on youth sport in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage, it was announced Saturday morning.

“To celebrate their union, Canada will donate $50,000 to Jumpstart, a Canadian charity dedicated to making play and sports more accessible to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2005, Jumpstart has helped more than 1.6 million children of all abilities get out on the field and be part of a team.”

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Everything the royal family wore to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

READ MORE: Celebrities spotted at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. Best man Prince William also dressed in formal military uniform, and waved and smiled as he walked his brother into the 15th-century church.

The pair said “I do” at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday in front of dozens of members of the royal family, including the Queen and Prince Philip. While all eyes were on the bride and groom, another question lingered on social media: what was everyone wearing?

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Celebrities spotted at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

Forget the Oscars and even the Golden Globes — the A-list celebrity event of the year is shaping up to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding.

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images). David and Victoria Beckham (right) talk with Sir Elton John and David Furnish (left) and Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt (foreground) as they arrive in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.. (Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images). Pippa Middleton and James Matthews arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

ABC News -
Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

Markle, 36, and Harry, 33, are saying their wedding vows in front of around 600 guests and Harry's royal relatives, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Wales, Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The California native and former actress will wed Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, Prince Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne, today at St. George’s Chapel, a highly-anticipated event that has captivated the United Kingdom and the entire world.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's royal wedding: Guests begin arriving, couple's new titles revealed

 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day has come, and the sun is shining outside of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where early guests began arriving about four hours before the royal wedding is set to begin.

Many of the first guests to arrive are part of the approximately 1,200 members of the public that Markle and Prince Harry invited to witness their wedding, some of whom were invited due to their involvement in specific charities that are meaningful to the couple.

The royal wedding order of service

Those in the Quire should leave by way of the South Door in order to stand on Chapter Grass to view the Carriage procession on Chapel Hill.

May they discern in your word order and purpose for their lives; and may the power of your Holy Spirit lead them in truth and defend them in adversity. May they nurture their family with devotion, see their children grow in body, mind and spirit and come at last to the end of their lives with hearts content and in joyful anticipation of heaven.

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New York Times -
Live: The Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Eastern), Prince Harry, 33, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, will marry Meghan Markle, 36, an American actress, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which is (you might have guessed) in Windsor, an ancient town near Heathrow Airport.

Ms. Markle is a highly unusual royal bride: She’s American, three years older than Harry, has a high-profile career and is biracial. All of this excitement might tire you out, especially if you’re in the United States, where it’s still the middle of the night.

Fox News -
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wedding is making royal 'relevant' again, Princess Diana biographer says

 Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday will be a much smaller affair than when his brother Prince William wed Kate Middleton in 2011, but the overwhelming interest in the upcoming nuptials is causing a stir in the U.K. and making the royal family, who has been seen as stodgy or outdated at times, relevant, Princess Diana’s famed biographer Andrew Morton said.

Morton told Fox News there is a lot of interest surrounding the wedding of Markle and Harry because of the barriers Princess Diana’s youngest son is breaking by marrying Markle.

NBC News -
Crowds gather in Windsor for Harry and Meghan's royal wedding

Flag-waving crowds lined the streets at first light Saturday, hoping to glimpse American actress Meghan Markle and husband-to-be Prince Harry at the couple's royal wedding.

Rachel Elbaum and Alastair Jamieson reported from London, and F. Brinley Bruton and Petra Cahill reported from Windsor, England.

The Guardian -
Hot dogs, high tea and slumber parties: LA's royalists prepare for the royal wedding

Pink’s Hot Dogs, a fast-food landmark, will offer a “Royal Dog” – two hot dogs and two bacon slices in a bun filled with mustard, cheese, onions, pickle relish and chili, wrapped in a packet congratulating Markle and Prince Harry. The Cat & Fiddle, a Hollywood pub and restaurant, will host a “royal slumber party” with fascinators, pyjamas, quiz trivia, sausage rolls and scones – and recollections about the bride, who visited about seven years ago with her then husband, Trevor Engelson, said co-owner Ashley Gardner.

The Guardian -
It’s not Harry and Meghan. It’s the monarchy I oppose

The nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are a private ceremony only in the formal sense that it is not an official state occasion.

Last week Harry and Meghan showed up in both my kids’ book bags – they’d been invited by their schools to celebrate their wedding by wearing red, white and blue or buying cupcakes or both. I’d be fine leaving the whole thing alone; the trouble is it won’t leave me alone.

Fox News -
Royal wedding: Harry, British royal family no match for world's richest royals

However, while Markle is marrying into a Royal family that boasts a collective net worth estimated to be in excess of $900 million, the wealth of the British royal family pales in comparison to some of the world’s other leading monarchies.

The firm said it plans to focus on tourism, telecommunications and renewable energy as it looks toward the future.

The Guardian -
No 'obey' and a gospel choir: Harry and Meghan's wedding details revealed

In a “slight shift from tradition” it will be put together as “an installation”, promising to be more work of art than traditional wedding tier.

Last-minute adjustments to Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry now mean that the father of the groom, Prince Charles, will, unusually, give away his future daughter-in-law to his own son. The changes, made after her father, Thomas Markle Sr, pulled out due to ill health, were too late for the official Order of Service for guests.

Washington Post -
How the Church of England has shifted on divorce, from Henry VIII to Meghan Markle 

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand before the altar at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, a refuge of the British monarch for a thousand years, the archbishop of Canterbury will tie the knot with vows from the Book of Common Prayer that read, “to have and to hold .?.?. until death do us part.”

“It’s not until the last half of the 20th century that divorce becomes common and the stigma begins to falls away,” Goddard said, adding that there are still traditionalists in the Church of England who believe that “marriage means forever,” full stop.

Washington Post -
After the royal wedding, will Meghan Markle have to rein in her activism?

Before she retired as an actress and shut down her social media accounts, before she got engaged to Prince Harry and committed to the Firm, as young British royals call their institution, Meghan Markle had opinions and spoke her mind.

“If Meghan Markle says, ‘I hate the Labour Party, I hate the Conservative Party,’ that would be very out of order,” said Bogdanor. He said that on some issues it can be “a difficult matter of judgment — obviously, she will have to be careful.”

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Harry and Meghan's wedding to blend royal tradition with Hollywood...

Prince Harry weds U.S. actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in a lavish ceremony that unites the pomp of British royalty with Hollywood glamour.

Confusion over his attendance marred the build-up to the wedding, which had been carefully choreographed for months by royal aides. On Friday, Ragland met the 92-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip, 96, who will be among the senior royals in the 600-strong congregation.

Fox News -
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding is more than a fairy tale -- It’s all about love

Some people will watch because of the fairy tale nature of a royal wedding as a prince marries a woman destined to be a beautiful princess.

In a celebrity wedding, it’s easy to think that Hollywood’s definition of love is the one that counts: whenever we are truly in love, there will be a swelling soundtrack and perhaps even fireworks.

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TMZ: the celebrity gossip site that crashed the royal wedding

TMZ swept in and got a scoop on each twist, turning TMZ into the Thomas Markle zigzag chronicles – essential reading for royal watchers and the palace’s hapless wedding planners.

TMZ originally stood for Thirty-Mile Zone, a swath of Los Angeles covering the entertainment industry, but now the abbreviation means something else and is prompting howls 5,000 miles away in Buckingham Palace. TMZ.com took its name from the cartographic reference, but the news website is in the business of getting global clicks through scoops on celebrities, athletes, tycoons – and royalty.

CBS News -
What will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be like as a royal couple?

It's been a whirlwind of media attention, speculation, and anticipation since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement was announced last November.

The Royal Foundation, which I chair for Prince Harry and for Prince William, takes on lots and lots of different challenges. I think they both recognize they're in a very special, privileged position and they really want to use that to improve their lives of others.

Washington Post -
Royal wedding: Where to watch online and on TV

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Everything to know about the royal nuptials. Meghan Markle, Queen Charlotte and the wedding of Britain’s first mixed-race royal. Forget the sex scene in Lifetime’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ movie.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to tune in:. [The making of Meghan Markle: What happens when a ‘confident mixed-race woman’ marries into the royal family]. The wedding ceremony will start at noon, London time.

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Britain counts down to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding...

Britain made its final finishing touches to the plans for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding extravaganza on Friday, with the U.S. actress asking Prince Charles, heir to the throne, to walk her down the aisle in place of her ill father.

Markle said she knew little about her royal date while Harry said he had never heard of Markle or watched her TV series. However, it was love at first sight, and after just two dates, he whisked her off to Botswana for a holiday, camping under the stars.

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Meghan Markle to follow in thousand years of UK royal history at...

When Meghan Markle walks down the aisle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor to marry Prince Harry, she will be following in the footsteps trod by England’s royals for nearly a thousand years.

“It is in a sense the chapel where the (royal) family go on very special family occasions, sometimes happy ones, sometimes sad ones,” royal historian Hugo Vickers said. “As she (Markle) walks down from the altar, she will walk over the tomb of Henry VIII and Charles I and (Henry VIII’s third wife) Jane Seymour.”

Fox News -
Meghan Markle's 'Suits' castmates spill royal romance secrets a day before the wedding

Meghan Markle's "Suits" co-stars, who are already in Windsor for Saturday's royal wedding, revealed they knew all about the actress' romance with Prince Harry way before the rest of the world. On Friday morning, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman appeared on the special royal wedding edition of the "Today" show and spilled all the details about her whirlwind romance to her prince.

It was confirmed Friday morning that Prince Charles will walk the actress down the aisle, following reports that her father, Thomas Makle, will not attend the wedding to do health conditions.

CBS News -
Why the royal wedding means so much to 4 American friends

They planned to claim a spot outside Windsor Castle to catch a glimpse of the royal couple on what promises to be an historic day.

Tiffany, Margo, Debbie and Melanie have taken an annual vacation together for 15 years, and when they heard about the royal wedding, they couldn't pass up the chance to travel "across the pond" to see royalty up close. As CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports, they've traveled all over the world together since then, and this year they made the trip to London to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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American superfans jet in for a taste of Meghan and Harry's big day

Texan Christine Deaver and her mother finalized their trip to watch the royal wedding the morning Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced when it would happen.

On Friday night, she hopes to celebrate at London's Madame Tussauds, which is displaying its new wax figures of Harry and Meghan. Jacob has already bought a fascinator hat similar to the ones that British women often wear to weddings for her visit to Windsor.

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Britain's Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at...

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at her glittering wedding to his son Prince Harry on Saturday after her own father had to pull out because of ill health.

“Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” Harry’s office Kensington Palace said in a statement. “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way,” the palace said.

Fox News -
Royal wedding a financial dilemma for Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are set to wed on Saturday, which poses a number of potential financial challenges for the British royal family.

Considering that the royal family has a net worth valued in at least the hundreds of millions, there is no doubt it will be armed with a team of experienced financial advisers to help Markle decide.

Royal wedding finishing touches under way

Other members of the Royal Family are in Windsor ahead of the wedding, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

With just one day to go, BBC Weather is forecasting a sunny, breezy day for Saturday with temperatures reaching 21C (70F) in the late afternoon.

Fox News -
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry super fans camp out on the streets ahead of the royal wedding

 With two days to go until the royal wedding, the streets outside of Windsor Castle are packed with people who have camped out, sleeping on the sidewalk to secure the best possible viewing spot on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.

Nicholson attended Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles, and said she is somewhat “disappointed” that Prince Harry’s wedding is a smaller affair compared to royal weddings that have preceded it.

Fox News -
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's royal wedding cake serves up a slice of originality

At their royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be serving up a slice of originality with their wedding cake.

The cake is seen as one of the ways Prince Harry and Markle have broken with tradition, as British weddings will typically serve a fruitcake. The choice of the cake “most surely reflects … the transformation of British attitudes toward baking in the years since William and Kate were married,” British food writer Bee Wilson wrote for The New Yorker.

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Eight different ways to spend royal wedding day

Whether you fancy buying some pot plants at your local garden centre, need to do a big supermarket shop, or you fancy taking back that trowel you bought in error at a DIY store, the world's your oyster.

For others it can be a reminder of a hatred of crowds, bunting and the pomp and ceremony that goes with a royal wedding. For those who want to be glued to the TV, but don't want to watch the royal wedding, the FA Cup offers a brilliant alternative.

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Becoming a royal: The etiquette, protocol and culture Meghan Markle will have to adopt

For Meghan Markle, becoming a royal will mean immersing herself in British culture and customs, adopting the code of etiquette associated with royal life and becoming a citizen of the United Kingdom.

You may not have heard of names like Gustav Holst or Ralph Vaughan Williams but Markle will have to know the names of those English composers to get past questions on arts and culture.

Markle says her father won't attend royal wedding

The drama surrounding Mr. Markle, and harsh comments about Meghan Markle made by estranged members of her extended family who were not invited to the wedding, have increasingly dominated tabloid coverage of the royal wedding in recent days.

The palace has not revealed details about 73-year-old Thomas Markle's health issues, but the celebrity website TMZ says he is hospitalized in California after undergoing a procedure to clear blocked coronary arteries.

Global News -
Meghan Markle’s father not attending royal wedding due to health issues

READ MORE: Meghan Markle’s half-sister confirms paparazzi photos of father were staged, Thomas Markle expected to apologize. Markle’s mother has arrived in England and is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II – Harry’s grandmother – and other senior royals in the two days left before the wedding.

The drama surrounding Mr. Markle, and harsh comments about Meghan Markle made by estranged members of her extended family who were not invited to the wedding, have increasingly dominated tabloid coverage of the royal wedding in recent days.

The Guardian -
Meghan Markle confirms her father will not attend royal wedding

In a statement issued on her behalf on Thursday after days of speculation, Markle said: “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding.

Their first meeting was to have taken place this week when both Markle’s parents were due to be introduced to the Queen and other senior members of the royal family in the days before the wedding.

Fox News -
Meghan Markle's father will not attend the royal wedding following several days of controversy, indecision

 Meghan Markle announced Thursday her father, Thomas Markle, will not attend the royal wedding following several days of controversy and indecision.

Thomas Markle had heart surgery on Wednesday following days of press surrounding his health and speculation on whether or not he’d attend the royal wedding. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

CBS News -
Meghan Markle says her father Thomas Markle won't make wedding

Meghan Markle said in a statement released Thursday that her father won't make her royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday.

On Monday, Thomas Markle said he was not going to attend his daughter's wedding after he posed for embarrassing photos in exchange for payment from a paparazzi agency. He told entertainment news website TMZ that he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family and also said he had suffered a heart attack last week.

Fox News -
Prince Harry's paparazzi pain: From mom to Meghan, he thinks they're 'the enemy'

On the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, Prince Harry made a point of slamming the paparazzi for not helping his mother during the crash that killed her when Harry was just 12.. "Instead of helping, [they] were taking photographs of her dying on the backseat. And then those photographs ...made their way back to news desks in this country," Harry stated in a documentary marking the anniversary of his mother’s death.

CBS News -
Royal rules: The dress, the bouquet and the royal wedding traditions Meghan Markle has to follow

While Kate's wedding dress had a low-cut V-neckline for a royal gown, royal brides never bare their shoulders and avoid showing too much cleavage.

Many royal experts speculate that Meghan Markle will continue the tradition by sporting a diamond tiara, either from the queen's personal collection or from that of Harry's mother. Lastly, unlike most American weddings which culminate in the iconic line, "You may now kiss the bride," royal weddings rarely do.

Washington Post -
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the pressures of royal wedding traditions

On Saturday, those long-ago newlyweds — the queen is now 92, Prince Philip is 96, and the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November  — are expected to attend the royal wedding of their grandson Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle.

When Queen Victoria wore a white ball gown to marry Prince Albert in 1840, she changed wedding traditions — royal and commoner — forever.

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