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From Meghan’s Givenchy wedding dress to the newlyweds’s first kiss, it was a history-making ceremony.
But if you were too busy weeping over the ‘I dos’ or busy knocking back a fourth glass of Pimm’s to notice some major moments then no need to fear.
These are the royal wedding highlights you might have missed from Prince Charles ‘falling asleep’ during the order of service to Princess Charlotte’s regal wave.
It was a very modern ceremony
Hold the phone: Bishop Michael Bruce Curry read his sermon off an iPad.
Yes: in what was an extremely modern move, the Bishop delivered his much-talked about sermon using the Apple device.
He even mentioned Instagram in his sermon (we’ve officially reached peak modernity, guys), saying: “But I have to tell you I didn’t walk across the Atlantic Ocean to get here. Controlled fire in that plane got me here. Fire makes it possible for us to text and tweet and e-mail and Instagram and Facebook, and otherwise socially be dysfunctional with each other.”
Meghan’s veil was a tribute to the Commonwealth
Meghan’s wedding outfit was full of lovely tributes, and one was to the Commonwealth.
Kensington Palace revealed that Meghan had asked to have all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony.
Here, Clare Waight Keller – who designed Meghan’s Givenchy dress – created a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
Bridesmaids and page boys had their initials monogrammed on their outfits
It was a style detail many may have missed, but the bridesmaids each had their initials and the wedding date monogrammed on their Aquazurra shoes. The shoes were apparently a gift from Meghan Markle to the young ladies as a keepsake of the special day.
The page boys also had their initials embroidered in gold on their shoulder straps.
It was the biggest non-sport social media in history
There was no doubt that Harry and Meghan’s wedding would be buzzed about on social media, but it has transpired to go much further than that: it’s breaking records.
Social media expert Christian Howes tells Yahoo UK that the royal wedding is now the most-talked about non-sport event in social media history.
Howes tells us that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s 2011 nuptials – which pulled in 3.3 million social media mentions – were the biggest event in social media history until the 2014 World Cup Final, which garnered 32.1 mentions, making it the biggest event ever in terms of social media coverage.
And for Harry and Meghan’s wedding? Howes tells us we’re at 4.6 million social media mentions as we right this, but it’s still rising.
Prince Charles comforted Meghan’s mother Doria
It was a strange day for Doria Ragland, who – as the only member of Meghan’s family in attendance – witnessed her daughter marry into royalty.
But luckily, Prince Charles was there to comfort her.
During the ceremony, Doria was seen wiping away tears as Prince Charles walked her daughter down the aisle – an emotional moment considering it was meant to be Doria’s ex-partner, and Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, before he fell ill.
Later, when Meghan and Harry went to sign the register, Charles was seen taking (a very emotional) Doria’s hand to comfort her.
Harry whispered something very sweet to Meghan at the altar
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to note Meghan and Harry’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it exchange at the altar.
When Harry first caught glimpse of his bride, he can be seen blushing. After she walked down the aisle arm-in-arm with Prince Charles to join Harry at the altar, he can be seen whispering: “You look amazing”.
Princess Charlotte waving to the crowds
Princess Charlotte, 3, stole the nation’s hearts when she practiced her royal wave when visiting her new Prince Louis in hospital last month – but she outdid herself at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
On the steps of St. George’s Chapel after the ceremony, Charlotte – who acted as a bridesmaid – waved frantically to crowds.
It was TOO adorable.
Prince George, 4, was far more shy than his younger sister.
On the steps, Prince George stood sheepishly behind Prince William.
Meghan walked halfway down the aisle alone
In the ultimate girl power move, the former actress started her bridal procession solo and walked herself halfway down the decadent nave.
Prince Charles joined Meghan as she reached the Quire – where fellow members of the royal family were seated – where he then walked her down to the foot of the altar.
It was the first time in regal history that a bride has broken the age-old tradition, but Meghan is no stranger to eschewing the royal rulebook.
Meghan’s pageboy stole the spotlight
Either John or Brian Mulroney (they’re twins, let us off) was caught on camera getting seriously excited ahead of the royal wedding. Who can blame him?
— Adam Starr (@AdamStarr) May 19, 2018
Holding Meghan’s train in his little hands, the pageboy gave an open-mouthed grin and royal fans across the globe felt the same way.
Mike and Zara Tindall shared a PDA moment
Caught off-guard, Mike and Zara Tindall were pictured sharing an intimate moment ahead of the royal wedding.
— Charlie Ellison (@Charlie_EIIison) May 19, 2018
Mike can be seen stroking his wife’s stomach, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.
There was an empty seat left for Princess Diana
From Meghan’s Givenchy gown to the newlyweds’s first kiss on the steps of St George’s Chapel, the royal wedding was a moving affair.
But you might not want to put away your tissues just yet, as eagle-eyed fans spotted something else which will set you off once more.
The Internet believes that the spare seat beside Duke of Cambridge was left for the brothers’s late mother, Princess Diana.
The spare seat next to Prince William for Princess Diana #RoyalWedding
— Tara Pokarier (@tara_ashli) May 19, 2018
So now I know Prince Harry left THAT seat spare for Princess Diana. I’m bawling my eyes out. #RoyalWedding ❤️
— Rosie Mary Kathleen Boon (@RosieBoon) May 19, 2018
Similar speculation shrouded the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 nuptials, as it was also rumoured that the newlyweds paid tribute to Diana in the same manner.
But it’s not the only way in which their late mother has been remembered today.
Meghan’s wedding bouquet featured Diana’s favourite flowers, Forget-Me-Nots, amongst scented sweet peas and sprigs of myrtle. While Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Spencer, gave a touching reading at the ceremony.
The extract from the King of Solomon read, “My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone’.”
She continued: “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.”
Twitter thinks Prince Charles fell asleep during the service
During Harry and Meghan’s order of service, royal fans noticed that not everyone was paying attention. Social media users took to Twitter to joke that the royal was tired, as he was caught bowing his head.
Whether it was to conceal giggles or in a bid to grab some shut-eye, we’ll never know but the Internet sure enjoyed poking fun at him:
Someone kick Prince Charles I think he fell asleep #RoyalWedding
— D Mcgee (@DMcgee22nd) May 19, 2018
— Gina Fairbanks (@FairbanksGina) May 19, 2018
Prince William’s best man speech
Prince Harry was in luck: it was revealed his best man, Prince William, would not be making a speech at his wedding reception.
Kensington Palace revealed that the Reception will include speeches from The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke of Cambridge will reportedly act as compere for the reception.
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