Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, take a carriage ride through Windsor after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018.
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A Royal Album: Harry and Meghan’s Wedding

May 19, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in Windsor on May 19, had both pomp and circumstance. From the beginning, it was an exercise in precision: there was the arrivals of the celebrity guests—from Priyanka Chopra and the Beckhams to Oprah and the Clooneys—to the royal family to the bride herself, in a modern Givenchy gown, in a Rolls-Royce. Markle’s convoy drove past throngs of well-wishers who lined the Long Walk to Windsor Castle, having camped out for hours for a shot at a glimpse. Inside, Prince Harry, dressed in his Blues and Royals uniform, was eagerly waiting for her walk down the aisle: solo, at first, then with his father, Prince Charles.

After the ceremony, which included an impassioned sermon by Bishop Michael Curry, the newlyweds stepped outside for a kiss in front of the cameras and then hopped into a carriage for a procession around town. Photographers were there to capture it all.

Onlookers peek out from windows as a procession goes by, in celebration of the royal wedding, in Windsor.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave from a carriage after their wedding ceremony.
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Well-wishers along the procession route take pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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The newlyweds exchange a much-anticipated kiss as they exit the chapel.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George's Chapel after their wedding.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listen to a sermon by the Most Rev. Bishop Michael Curry.
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Prince Harry stands at the altar with Markle during the ceremony.
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Markle walks down the aisle in St. George's Chapel.
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The bride arrives to St George's Chapel.
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive at St George's Chapel.
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Prince Harry and his brother and best man, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrive for the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
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Meghan Markle leaves the Cliveden House Hotel, accompanied by her mother, Doria Ragland, for the wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle.
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A woman rests along the Long Walk while waiting for the royal family and guests to arrive at Windsor Castle.
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Flags criss-cross a street in Windsor, near the castle where Harry and Meghan wed.
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A couple kisses on a lawn ahead of the royal wedding in Windsor.
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Two women talk away from the crowds of spectators.
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A woman brushes her teeth on the morning of the royal wedding.
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Tens of thousands of people amassed in Windsor to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds and celebrate their wedding.
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