Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle amid pomp and pageantry
In an eclectic and evocative wedding service that blended the stylings of a gospel choir with a soprano’s classical rendition of Handel, the two — gazing into one another’s eyes and smiling — were pronounced man and wife in the gothic St. George’s Chapel within the walls of Windsor Castle, a millennium-old seat of British royalty.
“I will,” each said as they was asked if they would wed the other. The audience greeted the vows with ripples of joyous laughter. And in just one hour, it was over, with the two emerging from the chapel for a kiss in the bright sunshine.
“Two young people fell in love, and we all showed up,” said Bishop Michael Curry, the African American head of the Episcopal Church, in a rousing address — the likes of which was likely never heard within the chapel’s walls — that invoked the biblical Solomon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In another departure from tradition, his remarks were followed by a gospel rendition of the Ben E. King song “Stand by Me.”
Los Angeles Times