Royal Wedding: 1.9 billion watched Harry and Meghan get married
An estimated 1.9 billion people across the world watched the Royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, tying the knot yesterday. At the iconic St. George's Chapel of the Windsor Castle, the couple exchanged vows in the presence of 600 guests including the Queen, while the world watched on. Here are some lesser-known facts about the Royal wedding.
Meghan Markle's wedding gift belonged to Princess Diana
As a wedding gift, Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle an emerald-cut aquamarine ring which belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana of Wales, who had died in a tragic car crash in 1997.
Over 100,000 took to London streets to see Royal couple
Interestingly, at least 100,000 people turned up on the streets of London to see the newly-wedded Royal couple, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they passed by in an open-top Ascot Landau carriage. 2,640 people were invited for the marriage - the majority from charities close to the couple, and 1,200 people who were nominated by their Lord Lieutenant.
The Royal Family sent its regards to all who watched
Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/SQWQg5ZsOq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018
Details of the wedding celebration
The Royal Wedding, as expected, was graced by the presence of several celebrities including the likes of talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, tennis star Serena Williams, David Beckham and his wife Victoria, singer Elton John, George Clooney, among others. Elton John performed at the lunchtime reception, and the event ultimately culminated in a black-tie wedding dinner at the Frogmore House.