Relive Harry and Meghan’s Wedding, Minute By Minute

On their fourth wedding anniversary, let's revisit the Big Day.

Harry & Meghan On Their Wedding Day

by Rebecca Cope |
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How time flies! It's been four years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot. And boy, has a lot happened since then. So, on their fourth wedding anniversary, we're taking a look back at all the action. On the day, Team Grazia was on hand to note every development. So give it a scroll and revisit the glorious royal event...

9.28am: Guests start to arrive at St George's Chapel, including Paul Burrell, Earl Spencer, Idris Elba, James Blunt and Oprah Winfrey.

9.55am: Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy is spotted en route to the chapel.

10.01am: Kensington Palace makes an announcement about the rings, which have been designed by Cleave and Company, and fashioned from platinum and Welsh gold.

10.05am: Pippa Middleton arrives, wearing a £495 green floral dress from The Fold.

10.06am: Prince Harry is on the move!

10.09am: The Irish Guards get the party started on the streets of Windsor.

10.26am: The A-list arrive: Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Tom Hardy and Joss Stone are spotted entering the chapel.

10.52am: Oh to be a fly on the wall: Elton John, David Furnish, James Blunt and the Beckhams are spotted making small talk inside the church.

10.53am: The Suits cast start to arrive en masse looking chic: Sarah Rafferty, Abigail Spencer, Jacinda Barrett and Gabriel Macht.

11.16am: The Royal Family starts arriving, including Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Edward, Viscount James, Zara and Mike Tindall, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. And Fergie is here!

11.20am: Meghan Markle leaves Cliveden House with her mother Doria, giving us the first glimpse of her dress. It has a boat-neck collar.

11.24am: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrive, looking a lot more restrained than at the last royal wedding.

11.34am: Prince Harry and his best man Prince William arrive, wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. Harry breaks with tradition by choosing to wear a wedding ring.

11.51am: The royal cohort pulls up. First up is Meghan Markle's mother, Doria, wearing a mint green Burberry coat dress.

11.54am: The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles arrive soon after, with Camilla's pink floral hat being particularly eye-catching.

11.55am: Next up it's the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen is wearing green.

11.56am: The flower girls are next, accompanied by their mothers, including the Duchess of Cambridge, with the children waving out of the window adorably. The Duchess wears a yellow wool silk tailored coat by Alexander McQueen, which she has worn on two other occasions - the Queen's birthday and Princess Charlotte's christening.

12pm: Meghan Markle arrives! And after months of speculation, the bride is wearing Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller.

She also wears the Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen.

The flower girls' dresses are also by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, while the pageboys wear a miniature version of the Blues and Royals frockcoat, with their initials in gold on their shoulder straps.

12.02pm: In a statement, Kensington Palace says: 'After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour. Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.

'True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.'

12.10pm: 'Entering into the British establishment, to choose a British designer was expected, but with so many great talents to choose from the questions has been who rather than British or not,' said the BFC's Caroline Rush. 'Clare is a great talent and the dress looked incredible. So fantastic to shine a light on British talent at the helm of international businesses.'

12.15pm: After the Archbishop of Canterbury performs the couples vows (prompting some giggles from the happy couple) Lady Jane Fellowes, sister of Princess Diana, gives a reading.

12.20pm: The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, head of the Episcopal Church, opens his speech with the words of Martin Luther King, saying: 'We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.'

12.30pm: After a lengthy and energetic sermon from the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the choir performs 'Stand By Me'.

12.40pm: And they're officially married!

1pm: The couple emerged and make their procession through Windsor in their open-topped carriage, with the royal family waving them off.

1.07pm: The kiss!

All The Guests At Meghan & Harry's Wedding - In Pictures


All The Guests At Meghan & Harry's Wedding

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Earl Spencer and Lady Karen Spencer

Prince Harry's uncle - and Princess Diana's younger brother, with his wife, Lady Karen Spencer.

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James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley

The "Beautiful" singer and his wife Sofia arrive at the royal wedding

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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre

Luther star Idris Elba and his then-fiancee Sabrina Dhowre were surprise guests at the wedding

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah arrived at the wedding dressed in Stella McCartney

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Carole Middleton

Pippa and Kate Middleton's mother arrived at the royal wedding in an ice-blue skirt suit and matching fascinator

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Amal and George Clooney

Amal and George Clooney both looked incredible - Amal is 100% topping the best-dressed list in her mustard yellow Stella McCartney ensemble

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Cressida Bonas

Harry's ex Cressida was spotted in London-based brand Eponine

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Victoria and David Beckham

Victoria and David Beckham made their entrance at the royal wedding - she's wearing a navy dress that's not a million miles away from the dress she wore to Kate and WIlliam's wedding in 2011.

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Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Pippa Middleton was spotted wearing a £495 dress by brand The Fold - just one day before her own wedding anniversary

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Chloe Madeley and James Haskell

Chloe Madeley arrived with her fiancee - England international rugby player James Haskell

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Kitty Spencer

Lady Kitty Spencer, Prince Harry's cousin, arrived wearing a forest green floral dress by Dolce and Gabbana

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Fergie, Duchess of York

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Prince Andrew's ex wife and the mother of princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrives at St George's chapel

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Julia Carey and James Cordon

The actor and talk show host arrived with his wife, Julia

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Joss Stone

The musician, a close friend of Prince Harry, arrived at St George's chapel with a friend.

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Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

The Great Gatsby actress arrives wearing William &Son with her husband, musician Marcus Mumford.

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Tennis star - and friend of Meghan's - arrived wearing Versace with her husband Alexis Ohanian

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Princess Anne

Prince Harry's aunt arrives at the chapel in a red and black ensemble

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Princess Beatrice

Prince Harry's first cousin wore a dark blue dress by Gainsbourg paired with a matching Fiona Graham headband. She wore shoes by Valentino.

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Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall

The Olympic equestrian (nee Phillips) and one of Prince Harry's first cousins, arrived with her husband.

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Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie, one of Prince Harry's first cousins, arrived in a powder-blue Jackie-Kennedy-inspired outfit. The dress is by Roksanda Viola and the pill-box hat is by Stephen Jones.

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex

The countess (married to Prince Harry's uncle Edward) arrived wearing a bespoke bodice top and midi skirt by British couture and ready-to-wear designer Suzannah.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty the Queen arrives shortly before the bride wearing a flared silk dress in lime, lemon, purple and grey. Her coat is lime silk tweed. Both are by Stuart Parvin. The Queen's hat is also lime silk tweed by Angela Kelly and is adorned with handmade crystals and pearls by Lucy Price.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The duchess of Cornwall arrives with Prince Charles. She is wearing a pink silk coat dress by Anna Valentine and her hat is by royal favorite Phillip Treacy.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry's sister-in-law sits in the chapel between Prince Andrew and the Duchess of Cornwall. She wears a yellow silk coat by Alexander McQueen -- who also famously designed her wedding gown when he married Prince William in 2011 -- paired with a Phillip Treacy hat and Jimmy Choos.

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Doria Ragland

Mother-of-the-bride Doria Ragland, who rode partway to Windsor with Meghan, arrives at St George's Chapel in a mint green ensemble by Oscar De la Renta. Her hat is by Stephen Jones.

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Chelsy Davy

Prince Harry's former girlfriend arrives dressed in navy.

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Gina Torres

The American actress was one of Meghan's Suits co-stars, many of whome who were invited to the ceremony.

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Princess Charlotte

Prince Harry's niece was one of the flower girls. She looked adorable in her Givenchy dress and flower crown.

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Sarah Rafferty

Actress Sarah Rafferty - who co-starred with Meghan in Suits -arrives in a navy blue ensemble

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Patrick J Adams

The actor who played Meghan's on-screen love interest in Suits looked dapper as he arrives for the ceremony with his wife Troian Bellisario, who wore a cream bell-sleeved dress with embellished shoulders.

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Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra

The actors - both friends of Meghan - looked happy and relaxed as they arrived at the chapel together.

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