The Sussex's 2nd Wedding Anniversary
In their two years of marriage Harry & Meghan have accomplished a lot in both their personal and professional lives. In reviewing all that they have done in the past two years, it is hard to believe that it is only their second anniversary. Their wedding was celebrated across the globe as members of the royal family, celebrities, and friends of the couple turned up at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
Harry & Meghan's wedding brought new interest to the Royal Family and existing royals fans were overjoyed that Prince Harry had finally found the women he wanted to share his life with. As the first major royal wedding since Prince William and Catherine Middleton's big day in 2011, the lead up to the wedding was royal fervor at its peak.
The night before the ceremony, Prince Harry (joined by his brother, Prince William) greeted the crowds of well wishers outside of Windsor Castle and told members of the public of his excitement. Meanwhile, Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrived at Cliveden House Hotel where they spent the night.
As per most royal events, the wedding went off without a hitch, everyone arriving right on schedule. Prince Harry arrived ahead of Prince Charles and the Queen (as is customary) at St. George Chapel alongside his brother wearing his Blues and Royals Military Uniform. The Bridesmaids and Pageboys (accompanied by their mothers) were the last to arrive before the Bride.
Meghan opted for a white gown featuring a simple silhouette and boat neck designed by Givenchy. The real statement for her wedding day look was her veil which featured flowers from the 53 commonwealth nations and was over sixteen feet long. The future Duchess of Sussex wore Marys bandeau tiara and earrings and bracelet both by Cartier.
There couple decided to incorporate some of their own elements into the ceremony such as a performance by the Kingdom Choir and sermon by Bishop Michael Curry as well as the more traditional elements of royal weddings. The service was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury and featured traditional wedding hymnal selections. They opted for more traditional vows, with Meghan dropping the "obey" portion as several royal brides have now done.
The couple shared a kiss outside of the chapel before proceeding down the long walk in a carriage procession. Their reception that night was held at Frogmore House on the grounds of Windsor Castle and they later shared a photo from the private party for their Christmas Card at the end of 2018.
In the two years since their wedding, Harry & Meghan have certainly kept busy. They partook in four royal tours (Ireland, Australia, Morocco & South Africa), welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and moved four times before deciding to settle as a family in Los Angeles, Meghan's hometown.
As a longtime royal watcher, Meghan & Harry have continued to surprise me over the last two years as they worked to discover what was best for them and their family. As they now seem settled in Los Angeles and very content from all videos and photos that have surfaced, I hope they have a very happy second anniversary and wish them all the best in their marriage and family life in the years to come. xx