The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding as you've never seen it

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rarely-seen wedding photos: From tearful speech to guest slippers

Some aspects of the royal wedding are well-documented, such as when Meghan Markle exited the car in her Givenchy wedding dress at St. George’s Chapel and when Prince Harry kissed his bride for the first time after their ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their A-list guests gathered to celebrate on May 19, 2018, and candid photos of those moments were perhaps less widely publicized. Look back at the rare photos you may have missed as they celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, including Harry’s moving speech at their reception and the slippers Meghan’s Suits co-stars wore.


Meghan asked King Charles to walk her down the aisle at St George’s Chapel
Photo: Getty Images

The venue

Patrick J. Adams, who plays Patrick J. Adams on Suits, took a selfie before the ceremony, giving everyone a closer look at the guests arriving at Prince Harry and Meghan’s big day. It was easy to make out Windsor Castle’s walls and its immaculate grounds.

The royal and her new father-in-law shared a tender moment in new pictures from the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan as he prepared to walk her down the aisle in place of her father Thomas Markle.


The bride was pictured kissing her father-in-law King Charles
Photo: Netflix


Following the wedding ceremony, a cute photo showed the bride kissing King Charles.

Away from the official cameras, Prince Harry and his future mother-in-law shared a similar private moment.

The wedding reception

We wonder what poignant words the Duke had just said because he was visibly moved to tears as he raised a glass with his new wife and their guests at a reception at Windsor Castle.


The Duke of Sussex looked emotional in his wedding speech
Photo: Netflix


In a happier photo, Harry and Meghan could be seen standing on a balcony and looking down at their guests, the Duke amusingly pointing at someone in the crowd.

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The couple at their wedding reception at Windsor Castle
Photo: Netflix


The newlyweds were pictured spinning on the dance floor while Meghan was wearing a backless Stella McCartney dress for her second wedding.


The pair were spotted dancing in their Netflix docuseries
Photo: Netflix


As they watched fireworks over Frogmore Lake, Harry and Meghan appeared to be very happy together.


Harry and Meghan watched fireworks at their wedding reception
Photo: Netflix

The transport

On the way to the event, Jacinda Barrett, a former co-star of Meghan’s in the television series Suits, took a selfie with some of her American friends. Everyone appeared magnificent in their finery.


The Suits cast got a coach to the nuptials
Photo: Instagram


Serena Williams also shared a glimpse of the transportation on social media when she posted a video of herself entering a double-decker bus while dressed for the evening and wearing sneakers.

The gifts


Wedding guests were given slippers on the day
Photo: Instagram


In the interim between the reception and the ceremony, actress Troian Bellisario secretly snapped a photo of her slippers. Someone else can be seen wearing a pair, so it appears that the happy couple provided the cozy shoes.

The cake


Claire Ptak shared a picture of the royal wedding cake
Photo: Instagram


The brilliant mind who created the jaw-dropping royal wedding cake deserves to be seen up close. Before the guests even arrived, creator Claire Ptak was able to sneakily snap a picture of the magnificent cake in its natural setting. How amazing!

The bishop


Bishop Michael Curry was all smiles ahead of the ceremony
Photo: Instagram


Prior to the royal ceremony, the bishop Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was able to take a photo with Bishop Michael Curry. Prior to their big moments in front of the world, both appeared to be in a very relaxed state.

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