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The Royal Wedding - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his youngest son Prince
Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle on 27 November 2017. They became engaged
earlier in the month, with the Prince giving Ms. Markle a bespoke
engagement ring consisting of a large central diamond from Botswana,
with two smaller diamonds from the jewellery collection of his mother,
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, an American actress best known for her role
in the Canadian-American legal-drama television series Suits, had
officially been a couple since November 2016. After the engagement, Ms.
Markle began the long process of becoming a British citizen.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle chose to hold the official photo call to
mark the announcement of their engagement in the Sunken Garden at
Kensington Palace. The garden had been a favourite of Diana, Princess of
Wales and the planting scheme was transformed into The White Garden in
her memory in 2017.
The day before the wedding Kensington Palace announced that Prince
Charles would accompany Ms. Markle down the aisle, after she confirmed
her father would not be attending the wedding due to his recent heart
surgery. The bride spent the night before the wedding at Cliveden House
along with her mother, while the groom stayed at Coworth Park Hotel with
his brother, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
The wedding took place on Saturday, 19 May 2018, at St George's Chapel,
Windsor in a service conducted by the Dean of Windsor and attended by
around 600 guests.
Ms. Markle’s wedding dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller under the
fashion house Givenchy. The gorgeous 16-foot veil included flowers from
all 53 countries in the Commonwealth. Ms Markle was accompanied by her
mother as she made her way to the church.
Prince Harry and his best man, the Duke of Cambridge, wore the frock
coat uniform of the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st
Dragoons) in which both were commissioned, and Prince Harry served for
10 years, including in combat in Afghanistan. Prince Harry wore the rank
of major with the star of the Royal Victorian Order, of which he is a
Knight Commander, along with the ribbons of the Royal Victorian Order,
Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan, Queen Elizabeth II Golden
Jubilee Medal and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Army Air
A total of ten bridesmaids and page boys were chosen, with the bride and
groom each selecting five.
Traditionally, royal princes have been awarded peerages prior to their
marriages. Hours before the wedding, Prince Harry was granted the titles
Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton, and Baron Kilkeel, and Ms. Markle
assumed the style "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex" upon
After the ceremony, the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed
a carriage procession through Windsor to the delight of the waiting
crowds and well-wishers.
Some 18 million TV viewers were reported in the UK and 30 million in the
USA, with a global audience estimated to be in the hundreds of millions.
31p Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for an engagement photo at
Frogmore House, Windsor in December 2017. (Photo by Alexi Lubomirski via
75p Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Anzac Day service at
Westminster Abbey on 25 April, 2018 in London. (Photo by Samir
£1.10 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand at the altar during their
wedding. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images).
£1.22 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave
Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after
getting married. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage).
Sheet Border. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for official
engagement photos at Frogmore House in December, 2017 in Windsor. (Photo
by Alexi Lubomirski via Getty Images).
£3 S/S. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex kiss as
they leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Brian
Lawless- WPA Pool/Getty Images).
S/S Border. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows during their
wedding ceremony. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - WPA Pool/Getty Images).
FDC. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on
Castle Hill outside Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony. (Photo
by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images).
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Printer Cartor Security Printing
Perforation 13 ¼ x 13 ½ per 2 cms
Stamp size 42 x 28mm
Sheet Layout 10 with pictorial border
Souvenir Sheet Size 100 x 68mm
Release date 14 August, 2018
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