UnNews:Royal Wedding 2018 highlights
Sunday, May 20, 2018
BUCKINGHAM PALACE -- Another day, another stuffy wedding. However, this was no ordinary union of two star-crossed lovebirds. The Romeo in this case is Prince Harry. And the Juliet is former actress/personality/something-or-other Meghan Markle. And in a sign that the John Goodman movie King Ralph is closer to reality than we thought -- she's an American marrying into the British Royal Family. The newly-crowned Princess's official title will be Duchess of Sussex, which sounds more glamorous than Duchess of Cornwall. In fact, Camila Cabello is a more famous Camilla than Charles's wife. Hell, even Gonzo's chicken girlfriend is a more popular Camilla than the British Royal.
In case you missed it, or didn't give a shit, here are some of our favorite highlights from the 2018 Royal Wedding:
All times London local (BST, not to be confused with K-pop boy band BTS).
10:25 a.m. Consume. Submit. Obey.[edit | edit source]
Meghan's vows will omit the word "obey." Perhaps it's because of a film they saw the other night?
10:31 a.m. Let them eat cake![edit | edit source]
According to the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended several tasting trials at the Windsor Castle kitchen back in March, sampling each of the dishes made from scratch in the castle's kitchen.
10:49 a.m. Band of Irish Guards performs[edit | edit source]
11:09 a.m. The Beckhams and the Clooneys arrive[edit | edit source]
Soccer star David Beckham and his Spice Girl wife, Victoria, arrive, as do George and Amal Clooney.
11:29 a.m. Guest settle into the church[edit | edit source]
A crowd rings the bells.
11:45 a.m. Harry arrives[edit | edit source]
Prince Harry has arrived at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
11:54 a.m. Prince Harry is now inside Church with his best man, the Duke Of Cambridge.[edit | edit source]
(That's William to us Americans.)
12:02 p.m. Meghan arrives with Her Majesty[edit | edit source]
Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan Markle have arrived at St George's Castle.
12:04 p.m. Here Comes the bride[edit | edit source]
12:05 p.m.[edit | edit source]
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12:21 p.m. I do.[edit | edit source]
Prince Harry told the Archbishop of Canterbury he would take Meghan Markle to be his wife at a glittering display of royal pageantry that supporters hope will inject a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy.
"I will," Harry answered when asked by Justin Welby, the leader of the Anglican Communion, if he would take Markle - dressed in a flowing white gown created by British designer Clare Waight Keller - to be his wife, to love her, comfort her, "honour" her and protect her, blah, blah, blah.
12:24 p.m.[edit | edit source]
Bishop Michael Curry, the Obama of the Episcopal Church, delivers a sermon now. Not a boring, fire-and-brimstone sermon. A "God loves everybody, unlike a certain President" sermon. Or something like that.
12:27 p.m.[edit | edit source]
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12:32 p.m.[edit | edit source]
12:34 p.m. When the night has come, and the land is dark...[edit | edit source]
The choir performs "Stand By Me." Do they know "My Girl" or "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"?
12:35 p.m. Here comes the bride[edit | edit source]
12:35 p.m. Look what you did, you little jerk![edit | edit source]
12:36 p.m. Vows[edit | edit source]
Bride and groom start taking their vows. It's gonna be a while.
12:38 p.m. Now, it's Harry's turn[edit | edit source]
Meghan Markle has taken her vows. Prince Harry is now taking his vows.
12:39 p.m. Vows[edit | edit source]
12:39 p.m. Slash guitar solo[edit | edit source]
12:40 p.m. I now pronounce you husband and wife[edit | edit source]
The Archbishop of Canterbury has now declared Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife.
12:42 p.m. Can you play "Bohemian Rhapsody"?[edit | edit source]
The choir has now started singing after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle become husband and wife.
12:51 p.m. Exchange of vows[edit | edit source]
Royal Wedding: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Exchange Wedding Vows At St George's Chapel Of Windsor Castle.
12:52 p.m. Meghan takes her official name[edit | edit source]
Thou art now dubbed Duchess of Sussex.
12:55 p.m. Celebrities in the crowd[edit | edit source]
12:58 p.m. Exchanging of vows[edit | edit source]
12:59 p.m. More exchanging of vows[edit | edit source]
1:05 p.m. I Wanna Hold Your Hand[edit | edit source]
Harry and Meghan hold hands at emotional wedding service, reports news agency AFP.
1:06 p.m. B-B-B-Benny and the Jets[edit | edit source]
Elton John performs "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," except, due to a mix-up, he instead performs the new Backstreet Boys single of the same name.
1:10 p.m. Cue the kisses[edit | edit source]
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel. They shared a kiss, amid cheers and a choir singing in celebration of their wedding.
They are now boarding the Royal Carriage to take them away from the venue.
1:30 p.m.[edit | edit source]
Newly pronounced husband and wife Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now make their way to Buckingham Palace, amid a huge crowd clapping and cheering for the royal couple.
3:02 p.m. Back in Buck[edit | edit source]
3:03 p.m. You may kiss the bride.[edit | edit source]
3:03 p.m. Show's over. Go home.[edit | edit source]
3:04 p.m. Harry and Meghan meet with family and friends outside the chapel[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Nigel Nigelson "Royal wedding 2018: Highlights from Harry and Meghan's wedding" BBC, May 19, 2018
- Revathi Hariharan "Royal Wedding Highlights: "A World Where Love Is The Way": Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Tie The Knot" NDTV, May 19, 2018