It was the British royal wedding that seemed to defy any and all convention – the bride was American, biracial, a divorcée, an actress, and three years older than the groom. She also walked down the aisle solo for part of the way, only to be ‘given away’ by her future father-in-law during a star-studded ceremony that hosted the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Amal Clooney. And the world was utterly infatuated by it all. Here, Savoir Flair recaps the poignant, hilarious, and downright heartwarming moments that we still vividly remember two years later – in honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s anniversary, of course.
Of the four page boys in the bridal party, one of the Mulroney twins sported a facial expression of abject enthusiasm, quickly making him the most relatable guest at the royal wedding (and the best thing on Twitter that day).
— GIPHY (@GIPHY) May 19, 2018
By now, we’re used to seeing Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis stealing the show wherever they go, just because of how adorable they are – and the royal wedding was no exception. We were particularly smitten by the pint-sized princess, who was one of the six bridesmaids and wore a white-dress-and-flower-crown ensemble.
The world collectively gushed when the prince mouthed, “You look amazing” as his bride approached him at the altar – only to laugh in disbelief when a video of him saying, “I’m shitting it” went viral. Turns out, no, he wasn’t being quite that honest. See what he actually said in the clip, below.
Power of Love
He was being described as everything from “eccentric” to “absolute legend” by the British press for his feisty address at the royal wedding. Meet African-American bishop Michael Curry who, in his own right, stole the show by delivering an animated sermon on the power of love – an absolute first for a wedding in the British monarchy.
While Prince William smirked and some of the older members of the royal family looked incredibly uncomfortable through it, many felt it was a fitting tribute to Markle’s American heritage. Watch the sermon in its entirety, below, and decide for yourself.
Sealed with a Kiss
There wasn’t a Buckingham Palace balcony in sight, but that didn’t stop the happy couple from giving the cheering crowds exactly what they wanted: their first public kiss as husband and wife. The historic moment happened on the steps of St. George’s Chapel, just moments after they both said, “I do.”