Duchess of Sussex opens up about her ‘intimate’ royal wedding to Prince Harry

By Meaghan Wray

Duchess of Sussex opens up about her ‘intimate’ royal wedding to Prince Harry

It’s always a treat when fans get to hear from their favourite royals first hand. In the exhibit A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Holyroodhouse in Scotland, Duchess Meghan can be heard describing her wedding day, and just how “intimate” it was – despite it being watched by millions around the world!

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“A great level of detail went into the planning of our wedding day,” she says in a recording that plays inside the exhibition. “We knew how large the scale of the event would be, so in making choices that were really personal and meaningful, it could make the whole experience feel intimate.”

Meghan and Harry’s wedding day outfits will be on display. Photo: © Royal Collection Trust

Some special details on their big day definitely made their royal wedding stand apart from the rest. One such example was Meghan choosing Reverend Michael Curry – a minister from her childhood – to give a sermon. Another was having a gospel choir sing “Stand By Me.”

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Even her wedding gown was an ode to their blooming relationship and her new family. A piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Harry was stitched to the inside of her Clare Waight Keller gown. The veil was also decorated with flowers representing each Commonwealth country.

Her veil was beautiful! Photo: © Royal Collection Trust

“I chose the frock coat as a uniform, with permission from my grandmother, because I think it’s one of the smartest Household Cavalry uniforms,” the Duke of Sussex says of his outfit in the recording. “It’s one of my favourites, and I was very fortunate to be able to wear that on the day.”

The exhibit is on display at Holyroodhouse until Oct. 6, 2019.

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