Royal weddings have been a big deal all over the world ever since Prince Charles and Lady Diana wed in 1978. Following their marriage was Prince William’s and Catherine Middleton’s wedding in 2011, which drew over 23 million viewers in the United States alone.
On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in Windsor Castle with over 29 million United States viewers.
Following the wedding, the two newlyweds were given new titles; the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Approximately 2,640 guests were invited to watch the wedding from inside Windsor Castle, some of those guests including Sir Elton John, Oprah, and Serena Williams. The entire Royal Family was present at the wedding, included the ten pageboys and bridesmaids, who were all under seven years old.
However, the only family of Meghan Markle to attend was her mother. Her father had undergone open-heart surgery prior to the wedding, which Meghan released a statement about a few days before the big day. Since he was unable to attend, the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) walked her down the aisle.
After the wedding ceremony, the couple left on a carriage procession around Windsor Town, where the public lined up hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds. They made their way to the first wedding reception of the night which was hosted by The Queen in St. George’s Hall.
Following that reception was the last one of the night hosted by the Prince of Wales at the Frogmore House. The glorious day was watched by over 2 billion people worldwide and was made sure to be one wedding this world will not forget.