The First Official Royal Wedding Photos Do Not Disappoint

If you thought that after her long-awaited royal wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, the nonstop news about Meghan Markle would come to an end, this week has already proven that it's not over yet. It turns out that there's more of the details and developments that naturally trickled in over the weekend, from the micro fashion and beauty moments you may have missed—like Markle's mother Doria Ragland's nose piercing—to further insight into Markle's choice to work with Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller on a surprise gown that took 3,900 hours—which may or may not have also included embroidering the 50-plus symbolic flowers that accented Markle's 16-foot veil—to make.

Now, it turns out that amidst all of the chaos of the big day—and before her veil got too dirtied, the page boys didn't return to their posts of holding it up when Markle and her husband made their exit from St. George's Chapel—she managed to squeeze in a few photo ops, the most adorable of which of course feature her and Prince Harry's coterie of adorable royal children, their official picks of bridesmaids and page boys. All under 10 years old, the 10 of them, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, plus two children of Markle's close friend and notable non-royal, the stylist Jessica Mulroney, managed to band together for a perfectly imperfect couple of portraits in the green drawing room of Windsor Castle. (There's no word on whether they took up Kim Kardashian's tactic of bribing them to repeatedly pose with offers of lollipops.)

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The 10 kids also obliged to pose for even more portraits, which called for royals and family members like the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Doria Ragland to make time to show face, too. Prince George managed to snag a seat this time, while Princess Charlotte nabbed a spot on her mom's lap, though beyond that, this shot is especially worth zooming in on: royal devotees have already found delight in how disparate the twin Mulroney brothers, who can be found on either side of the gathering, appear, from ghostly to charmingly toothlessly grinning.

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Lastly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as the couple is now known, released a much simpler portrait: one of just themselves, which is pared down in black and white, and which Kensington Palace posted with their comments that they'd like to thank everyone who took part in their wedding celebrations, and how lucky they felt to share their day with all of those gathered and tuned in from afar. This last shot is definitely more casual—Markle took the risk of sitting down in her white couture on some steps, and took off her veil to showcase yet another masterful messy bun. Here's hoping the less formal tone continues for the pair, who at this point must be just like the rest of us in need of a break.

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Doria Ragland's Nose Piercing

Meghan Markle's father may not have made it to Windsor, but after a long hang sesh with Oprah, her mother, Doria Ragland, arrived just as planned, having tea with the Queen and spending the night with her daughter before escorting her to the wedding. Upon their arrival to the chapel, Ragland emerged in a green ensemble just like the Queen's—except that hers was in a gentle pastel, and accessorized with an understated nose piercing.

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