Yes, I was one of those people who woke up at 5am to watch The Royal Wedding! The wedding of Harry and Meghan was one of the MOST watched events of 2018. People who don’t like the pomp & circumstance of weddings or care about the ROYAL family were moved by Harry and Meghan’s wedding. So, let’s talk about my favorite moments from this morning’s ceremony.
The Prince Harry and his brother, wearing traditional military dress for the ceremony. I love the bond that these two share. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wished their mother Princess Diana was still alive to see her boys all grown up!
The first glimpse we received of Meghan and her Mother riding to the cathedral. We hadn’t seen the whole dress yet, but we were already enthralled by the classically chic boat-neck bodice and beautiful veil. Her tiara was loaned to her by the Duchess’ new Grandmother-in-Law, Queen Elizabeth: “the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau. According to Kensington Palace, the English tiara, which features diamonds set in platinum, was made in 1932 and features a center detachable brooch made of ten diamonds dating back to 1893.” (source)
Ugh! Take our breath away! Meghan paused at the entrance of the cathedral meeting the clergy man, her veil held by her adorable pageboys. Megan wore a custom silk Givenchy gown. Her silk veil was hand stitched with 53 flowers representing the 53 countries of the commonwealth. Amazing attention to detail.
Meghan and Harry’s wedding is an example of being yourself while being respectful to family heritage. Although, Meghan’s father resigned attending the ceremony, Prince Charles walked her down the aisle. Certainly, not the tradition, but definitely respectful and loving.
This Bishop gave me LIFE! Chicago Bishop, Michael Curry, quoted MLK and talked about the power of Love. He was definitely bought a different ‘vibe’ to a royal wedding but it was a welcomed change. Hand selected, by Meghan, Bishop Curry gave us an A & B selection! I wanted to send him an offering!
Y’all! This BLACK AF choir was a supreme surprise! The was the Kingdom Choir led by Karen Gibson. They are one of the most renowned choirs in the world! Their rendition of “Stand By Me” was an amazing nod to love and Meghan’s blackness.
Aww! Meghan and Harry looked genuinely excited to be marrying each other. It was a joy to watch this gorgeous couple bring new meaning to the royal family’s lineage.
My goodness, it was a great morning to wake up early. With all the tragedy in the world, seeing a love like Meghan and Harry’s be displayed was a glimpse of hope. It’s said the couple will postpone their honeymoon to start their charity work in the commonwealth. Meghan is very strong in her heritage and doesn’t shy away from comments about being bi-racial. I can only hope that their union can bring some change to the lineage of privilege in the royal family.