Just three days after getting married, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out their first engagement. This afternoon they joined the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for a garden party at Buckingham Palace honoring the Prince’s work with his patronages as part of an elongated celebration of his upcoming 70th birthday.
Kensington Palace released three pictures from Saturday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their wedding party and immediate family, while sharing the following message:
“The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding.
“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.”
I’m not going to lie, I barely paid attention to the Cambridge family yesterday despite the presence of four out of the five. Between the Givenchy gown, the ceremony and the carriage ride, it was all about the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. BUT, I think it’s worth circling back to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte who were certainly notable guest stars at the royal wedding.
I feel like I’ve run a marathon today and I’m still wearing the leggings I slept in…just to paint you a word picture. But it’s been a whirlwind and I can only imagine what it’s been like for everyone on the ground! You can catch up on the excitement of this morning’s ceremony here and tidbits and new photos are still coming out. I’m going to wrap all of that up tomorrow once the dust has settled, but in the meantime we have another dress! Another ride in Windsor! And a whole new party going on as we speak.
Where to begin? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – or rather, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – are married! The ceremony went off without a hitch (but with a few great new family anecdotes) at St George’s Chapel, Windsor and the bride wore Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, which no one guessed ahead of time.
UPDATE: Following tea at Windsor Castle with Meghan’s mother, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, William and Harry conducted a mini-walkabout to greet the crowds that have gathered in town.
The Royal Family descended on Windsor today for tea with the Queen and rehearsals ahead of the big day on Saturday. Pictures of the family arriving via car came shortly after a statement directly from Meghan Markle was released by Kensington Palace addressing the chaos over the last few days and confirming that her father won’t be attending the wedding.
Kensington Palace announced today the bridesmaids and page boys for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this Saturday. As expected, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will both be featured in the wedding party.
TMZ reported this morning that Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, suffered a heart attack six days ago and following news that he participated with paparazzi shots will no longer be attending his daughter’s wedding on Saturday. The decision is said to have been his choice as he is deeply embarrassed by the news coverage and couldn’t face meeting the Royal Family or the attention that would come from walking Meghan down the aisle.
Well, for those who read to the end of the last post, I obviously was not able to manage getting a historical post up yesterday. I now have it slated for Sunday, so cross your fingers with me(!) In the meantime, let’s catch up on the second leg of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s tour of France and Greece.