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Royal Wedding Photos: Moment by Moment

Here are the highlights from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.

Nearly six months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, their wedding day has finally arrived. On May 19, royal obsessives around the world will tune in as the former “Suits” star exchanges vows with the sixth in line to the British throne. Among the moments to watch: the bride’s grand walk down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel (some of it on the arm of her future father-in-law Prince Charles); the adorable bridesmaids and page boys (including little Prince George and Princess Charlotte); and, of course, the romantic carriage ride that will take the newlyweds past the massive crowds gathered in Windsor to celebrate their union. Here, a photo album, updated in real time, of a real-life fairy tale unfolding.…

THE CARRIAGE RIDE GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images THE CARRIAGE RIDE The newlyweds, pulled by horses, make their way through the crowds in Windsor. (See more photos from the carriage ride.) THE KISS BEN BIRCHALL/AFP/Getty Images THE KISS Prince Harry and his new wife, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give fans what they want outside Windsor Castle. (See other stunning and romantic photos from the ceremony.) ANOTHER ANGLE WPA Pool/Getty Images ANOTHER ANGLE Well-wishers capture the moment. LIFTING THE VEIL WPA Pool/Getty Images LIFTING THE VEIL Prince Harry greets his bride, Meghan Markle, at the altar of St George's Chapel. EXCHANGING RINGS JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images EXCHANGING RINGS The bride's ring is made of traditional royal gold gifted by Queen Elizabeth. In another unorthodox move for a royal groom, Prince Harry will wear a wedding band, which is made of platinum. AT THE ALTAR DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images AT THE ALTAR Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, just before the ceremony begins. OH, HAPPY DAY WPA Pool/Getty Images OH, HAPPY DAY Meghan Markle, all smiles during the wedding ceremony. INDEPENDENT WOMAN DANNY LAWSON/AFP/Getty Images INDEPENDENT WOMAN In a break from tradition, Markle walked unaccompanied into the chapel. Prince Charles met her halfway to escort her to Prince Harry. (See the other ways in which Harry and Meghan modernized their day.) THE BRIDE WORE GIVENCHY WPA Pool/Getty Images THE BRIDE WORE GIVENCHY Meghan Markle, just before walking inside the chapel to meet her future husband. (See all the details and angles on the dress.) ADORABLE ATTENDANTS WPA Pool/Getty Images ADORABLE ATTENDANTS Page boys on the job. (More photos of cute kids at the wedding.) MEGHAN IN TRANSIT Dan Mullan/Getty Images MEGHAN IN TRANSIT Meghan Markle, the soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex, and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrive by car at Windsor Castle. HER GLORIOUS TRAIN WPA Pool/Getty Images HER GLORIOUS TRAIN Meghan Markle, in a gown by Givenchy, makes her way up the steps and into St George's Chapel. HARRY DOWN THE AISLE WPA Pool/Getty Images HARRY DOWN THE AISLE The groom and best man walk to their places. FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE GROOM WPA Pool/Getty Images FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE GROOM Prince Harry, the newly titled Duke of Sussex, arrives with his best man and brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in military uniform. THE LITTLE PRINCE (AND PRINCESS) JANE BARLOW/AFP/Getty Images THE LITTLE PRINCE (AND PRINCESS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (center), escorts her children Prince George (far left), Princess Charlotte (third from left), and the wedding's other tiny attendants into Windsor Castle. ROYAL GUESTS OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images ROYAL GUESTS The groom's family — his brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; father Prince Charles; stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; uncle Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and cousin Princess Beatrice — sit in their places during the ceremony. (Learn more about the Windsors.) THE QUEEN APPROVES WPA Pool/Getty Images THE QUEEN APPROVES Elizabeth II oversees the ceremony. IT'S OPRAH! IAN WEST/AFP/Getty Images IT'S OPRAH! Talk about VIP guests: The media queen arrives...wearing a fabulous hat, of course. (See the other A-list guests in attendance.) THE CLOONEYS GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images THE CLOONEYS Guests Amal and George Clooney stroll to Windsor Castle. (See the day's best dressed guests.) THE CHAPEL, FULL OF LOVE WPA Pool/Getty Images THE CHAPEL, FULL OF LOVE The guests gathered inside in St George's Chapel to wish the couple well. THE FLOWERS WPA Pool/Getty Images THE FLOWERS Blooms adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the site of the ceremony. THE BECKHAMS GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images THE BECKHAMS Soccer star David and his designer/singer wife, Victoria. SERENA IN PROFILE WPA Pool/Getty Images SERENA IN PROFILE Tennis champion Serena Williams shows off one of the day's most memorable fascinators. (See more photos of guests in winning hats and toppers.) AMONG THE CROWDS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images AMONG THE CROWDS Waving American flags and Union Jacks, fans celebrate in Windsor. (More colorful scenes from the streets outside the castle.) THE SCENE IN WINDSOR Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images THE SCENE IN WINDSOR A look at The Long Walk, leading to Windsor Castle. IDRIS AND HIS INTENDED GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images IDRIS AND HIS INTENDED Dapper actor Idris Elba arrives with his fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre. PIPPA AND HUBS Chris Jackson/Getty Images PIPPA AND HUBS Pippa Middleton, a scene-stealer at her sister Catherine's wedding to Prince William, arrives with her husband, James Matthews.



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