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Summary

  1. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become husband and wife
  2. They married in a happy and uplifting service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  3. The couple have been made Duke and Duchess of Sussex
  4. Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, three, were among pageboys and bridesmaids
  5. Ms Markle’s dress is by acclaimed British designer Clare Waight Keller
  6. Newlyweds celebrated with 200 close friends and family at private evening reception

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By Kate Whannel and Paul Gribben

All times stated are UK

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Adele recalls Diana in congratulatory message

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Singer Adele has posted her own message to Harry and Meghan:

Congratulations Meghan and Harry. You’re the most beautiful bride. I can’t stop thinking of how happy Princess Diana is upstairs x

Meghan's old 'boss' sends his congratulations

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Actor, and wedding guest, Gabriel Macht played Meghan Markle's on-screen boss in the legal drama Suits.

In an Instagram post he congratulated Harry and Meghan on their wedding.

"May your journey together be full of love and children," he said.

Wedding photographer celebrates 'surreal day'

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Alexi Lubomirski took Meghan and Harry's engagement photos and was the official wedding photographer.

He posted an image of himself at the wedding with his wife.

Went to a little wedding today ;) ...... Wow.. What a fantastic, surreal and wonderful day! Amazing to experience it as a guest and even more incredible to experience it as a photographer. Felt extremely fortunate to have been there.

Read more about Mr Lubomirski here.

Gospel music was Prince Charles' idea, says choir leader

Karen Gibson
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It was Prince Charles' office that first approached the Kingdom Choir about performing at the wedding, according to the group's leader Karen Gibson.

"The couple didn't actually ring us at first, the call came from Clarence House," said Ms Gibson.

"I understand that Prince Charles really likes gospel music."

The Kingdom Choir sang the 60s hit Stand By Me and the gospel classic Amen/ This Little Light of Mine.

'Love recognises no barriers'

Royal fireworks

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'A successful day'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell says the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex offer the potential to reach audiences who instinctively might not identity with the royal family.

The intensity of the feelings they have for each other was very visible at their wedding, he said.

The service itself was "very Harry and Meghan" with the gospel choir and "passionate" address by the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry breaking new ground.

He added the couple will be pleased and relieved the day went so smoothly and successfully,

Royal family thanks well-wishers

The party's still going on in America

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Sylvia Young watching the royal wedding in Florida, US

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Surrey Headteacher Mrs Creasey and two of her students Rosie and Olivia
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Surrey Headteacher Mrs Creasey and two of her students Rosie and Olivia dressed up for the day

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Evening celebrations

Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave for Frogmore House party
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Another photo of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving for the evening's reception at Frogmore House hosted by the Prince of Wales.

Only 200 close friends and family are attending the black tie bash.

The 17th century royal residence stands about half a mile south of Windsor Castle, where the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen took place.

The duchess is due to give a speech at the party.

A guest list has not been released but her friends Jessica Mulroney, Benita Litt and designer Misha Nonoo are all expected to be there.

Sofa commentators

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The choir, the cellist and Michael Curry

In the US, people have used the hashtag #BlackRoyalWedding and welcomed the diverse feeling of the wedding. Top terms tweeted were "gospel choir", "Sheku Kanneh-Mason" and "Martin Luther King". Read more here

The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, choir conductor Karen Gibson and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
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The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, choir conductor Karen Gibson and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Not all about Meghan

From the chapel to the crowds, a few children also had their day in the spotlight.

Royal wedding 2018: Why it wasn't all about Meghan

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The moment Prince Charles took Doria's hand

Prince Charles reached out as the witnesses went to sign the register.

Charles takes Doria's hand

Meghan's gift from Princess Diana

Meghan Markle
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It seems one ring is not enough.

It looks as though Prince Harry has given his new wife an emerald cut aquamarine ring which belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana.

Meghan wore the large gem, a poignant wedding gift, on her right hand as the couple headed to their evening reception.

Police applauded by Windsor crowds

Anyone spot the registration plate number?

Eagle-eyed readers might have been quicker than us to notice the significance of the car registration plate.

E190518 is, of course, the date of the couple's wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Jaguar
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The ceremony 'stood for change'

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra, second from left, arrive at the wedding
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Meghan's close friend, Priyanka Chopra, pictured second from left, paid tribute to the couple's ceremony on Instagram because it "stood for change".

"Every choice made at this wedding by you both will go down in history, not just because it was your wedding but because this incredible wedding stood for change and hope," the Indian actress wrote.

"Both things that the world needs desperately.

"Thank you for being the perfect picture of all things good. Seeing your union and love blessed in front of my eyes made me so happy and tear up!"

Watch: Meghan emerges in Stella McCartney gown

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan's evening dress revealed

Bishop Michael Curry's rousing speech in full

Bishop Michael Curry
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US Bishop Michael Curry stole the show with his rousing sermon at the ceremony. Here, we have his speech in full.

Watch: Harry and Meghan drive off to their party

Harry in driving seat of silver blue Jaguar E-type

Prince Harry was in the driving seat of the silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero - originally manufactured in 1968 and converted to electric power.

Ms Markle is wearing a lily white high-neck gown made of silk crepe designed by Stella McCartney, says Kensington Palace.

Her shoes from Aquazurra are made in silky satin, with nude mesh, and the soles are painted baby blue.

Meghan's hair, pulled into an up-do, has been styled by George Northwood.

Picture: Harry and Meghan drive off into sunset

Harry and Meghan
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The newlyweds give a little wave as they sweep past gathered media in an open-top classic sports car in the late evening sunshine.

Harry and Meghan head to private party

The royal couple have left for their evening reception in a classic open-top car, where they will celebrate with 200 close friends and family.

The wedding dress and military uniform have been cast to one side.

Tonight, Meghan is wearing a cream halter-neck dress and Harry is in black tie.

The reception is being hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House, a country house near Windsor Castle.

Archbishop: 'I learned from US Bishop Michael Curry'

Michael Curry
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US Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered a passionate sermon, says it was "a real joyful thing" to bring diversity to the ceremony.

The ceremony brought people together, he says, with "different songs, different perspectives, different worlds and all of it came together and gave God thanks".

His sermon was praised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who said: "I think we have a lot to learn, but you learn from all over the world and I learned from Michael this passion, this openness, this enthusiasm."

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Harry's groom speech moves guests to tears

People shed a tear at Prince Harry's speech during the afternoon reception, says Suhani Jalota, founder of the India-based Myna Mahila charity.

The charity, which provides affordable feminine hygiene products to women living in poverty, is among those chosen by the couple to receive donations from guests as an alternative to wedding gifts.

The speech was lovely, she says.

"Some people were even crying. I think it was just a very, really nice atmosphere to be in where everybody felt really loved.

"Essentially, it was just about how Harry was as a child and growing up. And now just about the couple and how beautiful they are together."

There was also a round of applause - in typical fashion - for Harry's first mention of his "wife".

A closer look at the floral arch display

Jane Hill
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The BBC's Jane Hill was earlier admiring the floral display over the arch at the entrance of St George's Chapel.

As the display was dismantled, she got a closer look at the luscious green foliage and white blooms.

"They smell so lovely. This is when television doesn't do it justice. They are absolutely beautiful."

Archbishop: Vows felt like 'just the three of us'

Archbishop Justin Welby performs the service as Meghan and Harry hold hands
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has described the wedding service as having a "most extraordinary" sense of intimacy, despite being watched by millions.

"It did feel when doing the vows that it was just the three of us... It was very close, very personal, very intimate and very beautiful," he added.

He also lent his support to the vows, which he called "unconventional by royal standards".

"But it had passion and if you don't have passion at a wedding when will you have passion?" he said.