Nice day for a royal wedding! Up to 100,000 flag-waving fans pour into Windsor to catch a glimpse of Harry and Meghan's big day
Prince Harry's wedding day has arrived as he prepares to marry American bride Meghan Markle in Windsor
Tens of thousands of royal fans descending on Berkshire town to catch a glimpse of bride and groom today
Police have effectively created a ring of steel today around Windsor Castle in a massive security operation
Prince Harry's wedding day has arrived as he prepares to marry his American bride Meghan Markle in a glittering ceremony, watched around the world by millions.
The Queen's grandson, who is sixth in line to the throne, will pledge to love, comfort, honour and protect the former actress as they become husband and wife in the historic surrounds of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Tens of thousands of royal fans have begun to descend on the Berkshire town to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom, as police have effectively created a ring of steel around the castle in a massive security operation.
Royal enthusiast Tony Appleton, 81, wears a Town Crier outfit and rings his bell in Windsor. He unofficially announced the pairs engagement and the birth of Prince Louis
A Royal fan dons himself in a Union Flag suit, hat, and glasses and wave flags with the Royal couples face on. Others wave American and Canadian flags
Fans prepare for the British weather! Royal enthusiasts don Union Flag umbrella hats despite sunny weather forecast for today
Members of the public arrive in Windsor this morning as the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan takes place
Two young women wear flags with pictures of the royal couple as they wait alongside along the route the carriage will take
Royal enthusiasts pictured on the Long Walk ahead of the royal wedding wearing Union Jack flags and a Queen's Guard outfit
An American Princess! One Royal admirer wears an American and Union flag in a straw hat as she looks onto Wind
Flower arrangers do last-minute preparations within Windsor Castle ahead of the wedding.
Beautiful greenery and flowers adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George's Chapel ready for the bride and groom
Before the chaos: St George's Chapel before thousands of guests descend on Windsor Castle ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle has married Prince Harry in a modern and moving service that saw the newlyweds sharing tears, laughter and a passionate kiss in front of their thousands of adoring guests.
Harry was visibly emotional when he saw his bride for the first time in her simple but beautiful pure white dress and then grabbed his bride's hand and told her: 'You look amazing - I missed you'.
The new Duke of Sussex also said 'thank you, pa' after his father Prince Charles walked the now Duchess of Sussex down the aisle of St George's Chapel, Windsor.
But the tears turned to laughter when the star made him giggle as they exchanged vows before being pronounced man and wife by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as millions watched around the world.
Celebrity royalty including the Clooneys, the Beckhams, Idris Elba, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey are among some of the world's biggest stars watching them marry. Britain's royals including the Queen and Prince Philip were also there to support them.
The service had a distinctly American feel with a US bishop delivering a passionate address that appeared to make some royals snigger and a gospel choir filling the chapel with music. But there was also much of the great British pageantry that royal fans around the world love.
Outside St George's Chapel up to 100,000 fevered well-wishers have gathered in glorious British sunshine and cheered the couple as they started their new married life in the grand Ascot Landau carriage.
As the newlyweds were swept through Windsor to greet huge crowds the VIP guests were taken up to the castle for a lavish lunch and drinks.
Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding
Prince Charles also accompanied Ms Markle's mother, Doria, after the service finished
'A joyful thing'
The wedding service combined British tradition with modernity and the bride's African-American heritage.
The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, president of the US Episcopal Church, gave an address, the Rt Rev David Conner, Dean of Windsor, conducted the service and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, officiated.
In a passionate speech, Bishop Curry - who was invited to speak by Ms Markle - referenced the African-American spiritual song Down by the Riverside, which was sung by slaves, and when he realised he had gone on too long, he told his audience he had better wrap up as "we gotta get you all married!"
Speaking afterwards, Bishop Curry said it was "a joyful thing" to see diversity in the ceremony.
He later joined Mr Welby at a prayer service in St Albans.
Just got home from an amazing evening at St. Albans Abbey. Between 3,000 and 4,000 gathered to pray “Thy Kingdom come”. Many gave their lives to Christ. A privilege to serve with Archbishop Justin and Bishop Michael who left the royal wedding reception early to be with us!
All 600 guests were invited to a lunchtime reception at St George's Hall, hosted by the Queen, where the best man, the Duke of Cambridge, acted as compere.
Guests were served langoustine canapes, Windsor lamb, and champagne and pistachio macaroons. Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, food was served in bowls.
Guest Suhani Jalota, founder of the India-based Myna Mahila charity, said Elton John performed a "mini-concert". She said speeches by the Prince of Wales and the groom were "lovely", adding: "Some people were even crying."
Sir Elton John performed at the reception at St George's Hall
Posting on Instagram, David Beckham said: "Watching Harry as happy as he was makes us all proud of the man and person he has always been... what a day."
Other celebrities attending were TV personality James Corden, singer James Blunt, actress Carey Mulligan and former England rugby player Jonny Wilkinson.
Prince Harry's uncle, Earl Spencer; the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; and the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton, were also invited.