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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially married — here's a timeline of everything that happened

May 19,2018 15:33

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor in an elaborate and elegant royal ceremony. Oprah, Serena Williams, and Elton John were some of the celebrities who turned out to watch them marry, as well as ...

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Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Meghan Markle were married Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor in an elaborate and elegant royal ceremony.
Oprah, Serena Williams, and Elton John were some of the celebrities who turned out to watch them marry, as well as Queen Elizabeth and virtually all of the royal family.
Scroll down for a timeline of the day and click here to refresh the page for the latest updates.

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The public part of the ceremony ended when Harry and Meghan left for their two wedding receptions, hosted by the Queen at St George's Hall, not far from the chapel. That marks the end of the public part of the ceremony.

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The couple got to the reception via a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Windsor.

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Here they are waving to the crowds.

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And here's an impressive photo showing the couple's military guard of honour as they approached the carriage.

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Harry and Meghan sealed their union with a kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel at around 1:07 p.m.

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Here they are exiting the chapel after the procession.

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This video shows the kiss, and the moments that followed.

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Moments before, the whole congregation stood to sing the British national anthem, "God Save the Queen."

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At 12:39 p.m. the Archbishop of Canterbury declared Harry and Meghan to be husband and wife. From that moment they were officially married.

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Here's a close-up of Harry putting the ring on Meghan's finger.

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And a video of the moment they became husband and wife.

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The Kingdom Choir performed 'Stand By Me' during the service.

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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, officiated the wedding.

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Meghan Markle was walked down the aisle by Prince Charles.

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Here's a close-up of her face as she crossed into the church.

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And a gorgeous shot of Meghan arriving at the chapel.

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... a video of her route down the aisle...

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... and her arrival.

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Meghan was preceded by her bridal party, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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Here's a video of them on their way in.

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Prince Harry and Prince William, both in military uniform, were spotted arriving at Windsor just after 11:30 a.m.

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Here's a video of the entrance. William did the honours as Prince Harry's best man.

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They then took their places in the chapel to wait for Meghan.

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Here is the wedding car from a bit further away.

Meghan Markle leaves hotel.
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The BBC posted a video of their drive out of the hotel.

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Famous guests started arriving at the chapel at around 11 a.m. We saw Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit...

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... Idris Elba and his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre...

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... George and Amal Clooney...

George and Amal Clooney attend the royal wedding.
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... David and Victoria Beckham...

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Pippa Middleton, who will become Meghan's sister-in-law, was the first famous member of the extended royal family to arrive.

Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews arrive at the royal wedding.
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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, followed shortly after.

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Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas (in pink) was also among the guests.

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Another ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy (center, in blue), also came along.

Chelsy Davy (center, in dark blue) attends the wedding of her ex-boyfriend Prince Harry.
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Huge crowds gathered around Windsor Castle from the early morning. This is the Long Walk, where Harry and Meghan processed in an open-topped carriage after marrying.

Members of the public arrive in Windsor ahead of wedding of Britain's Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.Nick Edwards / Getty

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Some royal fans were extremely enthusiastic — and they got a day to remember.

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