It’s all been leading to this: After months of anticipation, speculation and rumours the big day finally arrived — and went off without a hitch.
The ceremony blended tradition with a modern touch — with subtle tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales, and nods to Meghan’s African-American heritage.
The official Royal Family website shared all the wedding details here.
Now, time for the beautiful pictures!
The first look
Approximately 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony, Meghan was spotted pulling up to St. George’s Chapel with her mom, Doria Ragland.
Mother and daughter
As the raucous crowds waved tiny Union Jack flags, Meghan and Doria were all smiles — and Twitter immediately started talking about the brides beautiful headpiece, a diamond bandeau tiara made in 1932 that once belonged to Queen Mary.
The little princess
And then there’s spirited little Princess Charlotte, sticking out her tongue before performing her duties as one of Meghan’s pint-sized bridesmaids. We just couldn’t resist this photo!
The Canadian connection
Seven-year-old twins John and Brian Mulroney (former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s grandkids) had prime seating — right in the backseat of Meghan’s car. Those lucky kiddos couldn’t ask for a better view of all the action!
The Mulroney boys, Brian and John, flawlessly performed their very special task — holding Meghan’s veil train as she entered St. George’s Chapel. I’m thinking the veil was an intentional little throwback to the one Diana, Princess of Wales wore at her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles.
The wedding party
Toronto-based stylist and Meghan’s BFF, Jessica Mulroney (in blue), helped corral all the little bridesmaids and page boys before the walk down the aisle. Four-year-old Ivy (centre), Jessica’s daughter with Ben Mulroney (host of CTV’s Your Morning), performed her duties perfectly.
A break from tradition
After walking partway down the aisle alone — you go, girl! — Meghan met her father-in-law, Prince Charles, at the nave where he took her the rest of the way to the alter. Such a sweet moment!
While Westminster Abbey is by no means shabby, St. George’s Chapel was the perfect setting for this Royal Wedding. Absolutely stunning!
A little PDA
One of our favourite moments was perhaps overlooked by many: the bride and groom quietly clasped hands during large portions of the service. So sweet!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for: The kiss on the steps of St. George’s Chapel. This just might be our favourite photo of the day!
The royal wave
After that instantly-iconic kiss, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip waved to the well-wishers with other members of the House of Windsor.
Meghan’s mom, Doria, accompanied Charles and Camilla to the Queen’s luncheon after the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel.
The Cambridge clan
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance since the birth of her third child, Prince Louis, on April 23. The Cambridge foursome turned quite a few heads in their royal ensembles — although four-year-old Prince George seemed a tad bit shy.