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 truly star-studded ceremony that hosted the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Beckham, and Amal Clooney. And the world is utterly infatuated by it all.
Here, Savoir Flair recaps the poignant, hilarious, and downright heart-warming moments that we’ll remember long after all the hype around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has died down.
Taking Over Twitter
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 today).
— GIPHY (@GIPHY) May 19, 2018
By now, we’re used to seeing Princess Charlotte and Prince George stealing the show wherever they go, just because of how adorable they are – and the royal wedding was no exception. We’re particularly smitten by the pint-sized princess, who was among six bridesmaids, in her white-dress-and-flower-crown ensemble.
"You Look Amazing."
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. True story.
Power of Love
He’s 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 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 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 will.”