The 15 best candid photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

  • As always, the greatest photos are the ones we don’t know are being taken.
  • This rule was true for the royal wedding as the royal family and their friends were snapped around the ceremony.
  • Scroll down to see the best shots.

The royals and A-list celebrities were out in force for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Queen stood out in a bright lime green outfit, Prince George wore a fetching replica of his dad’s military frock coat, and Kate Middleton kept it simple in an Alexander McQueen coat.

Meanwhile, Oprah, David Beckham, and Elton John were all caught on camera throughout the day.

Scroll down for the best candid shots of the royal family and their guests during the wedding event of the year.


As celebrities poured into the chapel, it was national treasure David Beckham who stole headlines for looking unbelievably suave in his three-piece suit and shades.

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One viral tweet read: “You can’t let another man come to your wedding with this much sauce. Outrageous I’ll call security.”


The ex-footballer was later spotted chatting to Sir Elton John.

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Sir Elton (photographed here with fellow singer James Blunt) was a close friend of Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. He later performed at the lunchtime reception for the new couple and sang four of his biggest hits.

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Pippa Middleton, who will become Meghan’s sister-in-law, was the first famous member of the extended royal family to arrive. She married husband James Matthews in May 2017.

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Prince George wore a fetching replica of his dad’s military¬†frockcoat.

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The young prince clearly spotted something interesting in the crowd.

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Princess Charlotte was eager to arrive as she pressed her face towards the car window.

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Kate Middleton kept a close eye on her once they reached the chapel.

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Photographers captured the adorable moment the young royal sneezed on the chapel steps.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall shared a giggle…

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…While the Queen and Prince Philip seemed a little more stern. The Queen, in line with protocol, was the last to arrive at the chapel before Meghan. She wore a lime green outfit.

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Prince Harry looked nervous as he waited at the altar with his brother Prince William.

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During the service, Meghan Markle cast a sly glance at Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

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This photo of Meghan Markles mother, Doria Ragland, stole the hearts of social media users for its raw emotion.

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“Let’s take a moment to honour this beautiful, strong woman; Meghan Markle’s Mother, Doria Ragland, who sat alone, a million miles from home, in a situation so foreign to her own life, with grace, dignity, poise & deep love for the child she raised? THAT, is royalty,” one Twitter user commented.

Many people also questioned why Ragland had been seated in the second row for the wedding – though it was likely to give her a more noticeable place.

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