The ballyhoo is almost over, as Prince Harry of the house of Windsor, sixth in line to the British throne (at the moment), marries his American actress love, Meghan Markle.
The couple was married in the historic St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Chapel was built and enlarged in the 14th and 15th centuries, and is the home of the Order of the Garter, which was established in 1348 by King Edward III.
A great deal has been made, and continues to be made, about the bride’s ethnicity, as her mother is black and her father is white. A black American bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, addressed the congregation, and raised a few eyebrows as he mentioned slavery, the Old Testament and quoted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [Read Here]
The bride’s mother, Doria Ragland, was in attendance, but her father, Thomas Markle, was not. I don’t know if any other of the bride’s relatives were there.
The bride wore a pure white Givenchy gown and 15ft silk veil embroidered with 53 flowers representing the Commonwealth countries. The veil is made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, held in place by a Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen. Her look was completed by a Cartier bracelet and earrings.