Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle got married on Saturday, May 19 at the Windsor Castle, where the Queen and Prince Philip live for most of the year.
Below are eleven fascinating facts about the royal wedding compiled by asempanews.com
Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, sat Alone at the royal wedding
Doria Ragland was the only member of Meghan Markle’s side of the family to attend the royal wedding, but the mother of the bride did not mind sitting alone as she watched her daughter marry Prince Harry.
Ragland, who wore a stunning pastel green Oscar de la dress Renta dress and coat, took her seat in the second row of one of the side pews inside St. George’s Chapel, where Markel and Harry’s wedding took place Saturday.
Her seat was reportedly right across from Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who sat beside her husband, Prince Philip.
Meghan Markel net worth
Before she moved across the pond, Markle was earning close to half a million dollars a year starring in the USA Network drama “Suits,” plus a five-figure income from endorsement deals and sponsorships. Her total net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Prince Harry’s net worth
Prince William and Prince Harry both have an estimated net worth of approximately £28m, according to The Richest.
When the royal turned 30 in 2014, he inherited a trust of around £10m from his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as stated by royal expert Marlene Koenig.
How does Prince Harry earn money?
While Prince Harry has inherited a dear amount of money, he has also earned his fair share from his previous role within the army. Prince Harry officially left the army in 2015.
While serving as an officer in the Army Air Corps, he was reportedly granted a salary of around £32,134 per year, as stated by Fortune.
Meghan is older than Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have many things in common, but their age isn’t one of them. In fact, there’s a three-year age difference between Harry, 33, and his 36-year-old fiancée. Meghan was born on Aug. 4, 1981, and Harry was born on Sept. 15, 1984.
Meghan becomes the oldest British royal bride
After Harry and Meghan tied the knot on May 19, Meghan made British royal family history by becoming the oldest royal bride. Meghan took over the record previously held by Kate Middleton, who is also a few months older than Prince William.
Meghan followed in Princess Diana’s footsteps
Harry and Meghan read traditional vows from the Book of Common Prayer, but if you listened closely, you would have noticed that Meghan omitted the word “obey,” just like Diana did when she married Prince Charles in 1981. Kate Middleton also did the same when she tied the knot with Prince William in 2011.
Meghan made history
The former Suits actress made a bold feminist statement by choosing to begin her wedding procession alone before joining Prince Charles at the Quire. It was the first time any royal bride has ever walked down the aisle of her wedding without an escort.
Both Meghan and Harry received new titles
Just hours before the wedding, Queen Elizabeth II announced that Harry is now His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, making Meghan Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.
It was a star-studded affair
Stars like David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams, Tom Hardy, and George and Amal Clooney were all on hand for the event, as well as Meghan’s former Suits costars.
Harry’s exes attended the wedding
Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy both attended the nuptials, and according to Us Weekly, Meghan was totally OK with it.
Meghan’s veil told a story. Per Meghan’s request, the veil, which was designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, featured flora from every single Commonwealth country.