It was a royal event like no other: People, royal invitees and journalists from around the world have gathered in what it is not only a British and American affair, but a global one. Interests and love transcends all borders and this union is the best representation of it.
We will be updating this album throughout the day. Here some of the most precious moments:
Thousands of people wait for hours outside Windsor Castle to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday in Windsor, England. (Dan Mullan/Getty Images) The royal wedding is a marriage of the United Kingdom and the United States. Before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan was an American actress. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Many of the onlookers at Windsor Castle show their national pride as well as their royal appreciation. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Two brides — at least in dress — pause outside the port-a-potties set up for the Windsor Castle crowd. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Royal images — including those of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Queen Elizabeth II and of course, the well-known royal pets, a corgi — abound in Windsor on Saturday. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Well-wishers line the Long Walk, the tree-lined road leading to Windsor Castle down which the guests and the bride traveled to the wedding. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) British flags weren't the only ones being waved around Windsor on Saturday. Some celebrated the marriage of America and royalty. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) A marching band performs on the streets of Windsor under sunny skies ahead of the royal nuptials. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Queen Elizabeth II arrives at St George's Chapel for her grandson's wedding. She was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, who recently underwent surgery. (Pool New/Reuters) David and Victoria Beckham arrive for the ceremony at Windsor Castle. They had also attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, seven years ago. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Meghan Markle's former co-stars from the show Suits, including Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman, were on hand for the event. (Ian West/Getty Images) The crowd cheered when human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and actor George Clooney headed to St. George's Chapel for the ceremony. (Gareth Fuller/AP) About 600 people, including several celebrities, were invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding ceremony Saturday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) The high-profile guests included tennis star Serena Williams and Oprah Winfrey, who both opted for shades of dusty rose and captured the British tradition of unusual headgear. (Getty Images) Actor Idris Elba and fiancee Sabrina Dhowre, followed by Oprah Winfrey, walk to St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Windsor Castle crowds and the millions watching at home get their first glimpse of Meghan Markle as she is driven to the chapel. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. For her tiara, she is wearing the Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) In a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Meghan walks herself partway down the aisle (she was joined by Prince Charles for the final stretch). (WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry of Chicago, the first African-American leader of the Episcopal Church, spoke about the power of selfless, sacrificial love. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) In the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, tourists gather at a restaurant to celebrate the royal wedding. (Jon Nazca/Reuters ) Harry and Meghan proceed out of St. George's Chapel after the wedding, followed by their young bridesmaids and page boys and their family. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Harry, in the frock coat military uniform of the Blues and Royals, and Meghan, in her Givenchy boat neck dress, leave St. George's Chapel, but not before pausing for a kiss. (Jane Barlow/Andrew Matthews/Getty Images) In Los Angeles, people got up bright and early — or maybe just stayed up late — to watch the ceremony from the Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood. The service began at 4 a.m. Pacific time. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) In London, people enjoy the nuptials in their own ways at the Book Club pub. (Simon Dawson/Reuters) The wedding was truly a global affair. In Australia, spectators watch the celebration at George Street Event Cinemas in Sydney. (Hanna Lassen/Getty Images) Prince Charles, father of the groom, accompanies Doria Ragland (left), mother of the bride, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, down the steps at Windsor Castle. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Prince Harry escorts the newest member of the royal family outside St. George's Chapel. Meghan's dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Royal fans who gathered in Windsor to cheer the arrivals of guests and the wedding party watched the ceremony on large screens. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters) People gathered outside in Windsor showed their love of country — both the U.S. and the U.K. — as well as of royalty. (Samir Hussein/Getty Images) The marriage got not only the formal approval of the queen but also the less-formal approval of America, delivered by fans in Windsor. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The Duchess of Sussex waves from an Ascot Landau carriage, which allows its passengers to sit up high so that they can be easily seen from outside. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) Harry and Megan hold hands in the Ascot Landau Carriage as their carriage procession rides along the Long Walk after their wedding ceremony. (WPA Pool/Getty Images) The carriage was pulled by four Windsor grey horses — Milford Haven, Sir Basil, Tyrone and Storm. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) The presence of the groom's late mother, Diana, the former Princess of Wales, was felt at the wedding. The bridal bouquet included Diana's favorite flowers, and her sister gave a reading. (James D. Morgan/Getty Images) A Drink Company pop-up bar in Washington, D.C., hosted a live broadcast of the ceremony on Saturday. 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May 19, 2018 12:00 am — A previous caption incorrectly identified Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as Dean of Windsor, the Right Rev. David Conner. Copyright NPR 2021.