Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially married and beam with happiness as they are declared husband and wife

The 33-year-old royal had been overcome with emotion at the sight of his bride – telling Meghan "you look amazing" as the couple met at the altar today.

The loved-up pair gazed at each other during the ceremony, with Meghan wowing in her spectacular gown by designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, and dazzling Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara – lent to her by the Queen.

Prince Harry couldn't keep his eyes off his bride – answering "I will" as he tied the knot with his US actress love.

Meghan glowed as she answered the same – with the crowds of thousands bursting into applause, cheering the couple.

The couple today exchanged their vows in front of a star-studded crowd including the Clooneys, Elton John and the Beckhams.

The Royal family was front and centre in the chapel, with the Queen and an unaided 96-year-old Prince Philip when they arrived.

The US actress' mum Doria was seen in tears as her daughter met the 33-year-old prince.

The 36-year-old veiled bride had been driven from Cliveden House with her mum to the chapel in a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Prince William appeared to mouth words of encouragement to a nervous-looking Harry as they took a seat in the chapel.

The brothers pointed out familiar faces among the congregation – as Harry fidgeted nervously in his seat.

The Prince is today wearing full military uniform for the ceremony, sharing a joke with his brother and best man Prince William as crowds cheered.

Kensington Palace confirmed that the royal brothers would be wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, with the Queen giving her permission for Prince Harry to marry in his uniform.

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Meghan chose a chic, long sleeved design by Givenchy.

The satin design had a scooped boat neck, with a flowing train and extra long veil.

Givenchy is a French label, but a Brit is at the helm. Clare Waight Keller is the first female Artistic Director in the brand's 66 year history.

Birmingham born Clare, 47, left fellow French label Chloé in January 2017 to head up Givenchy, whose founder and namesake Hubert de Givenchy died in March 2018.

The Beckhams, Clooneys and Oprah Winfrey today arrived for the Royal Wedding – as Prince Harry was whisked out of his hotel with an entourage.

Famous faces including George Clooney and wife Amal, Elton John and Thomas Hardy were also among the throng of hundreds of guests to pour into St George's Chapel.

Among the early arrivals were Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer, Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy and Kate's pregnant sister Pippa Middleton and mum Carole.

Other guests include tennis champ Serena Williams, Lady Kitty Spencer, Chloe Madeley and James Haskell and Meghan's Suits co-star Patrick Adams and singer James Blunt.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons, and Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell were also snapped heading into the chapel today.

How the Royal Wedding has unfolded so far…

  • Royal fans are descending on Windsor to catch a glimpse of the loved-up couple as they tie the knot today
  • Meghan Markle spent her last night as an unmarried woman with her mum Doria Ragland at Cliveden Hall
  • Prince Harry stayed at Coworth Park with his big brother and best man, Prince William
  • The brothers had last night walked out around Windsor to greet fans ahead of the big day
  • The bride will walk down the aisle partly by herself before being joined by Prince Charles, who will give her away
  • Meghan's dad Thomas Markle will not be at the big day, still recovering from a heart operation
  • Prince Harry and Meghan will be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

David Beckham looked dapper in a grey morning suit complete with waistcoast and tails, while wife Victoria wore a navy dress with long sleeves and bright red shoes as they posed with fans in Windsor.

Rugby royalty Jonny Wilkinson, James Haskell and Sir Clive Woodward are all in attendance today in a nod to Harry's role as head of the Rugby Football Union.

And Sarah Ferguson cast aside any speculation she would not be invited as she turned up for the service, wearing a dark navy dress.

Earlier, the 33-year-old royal groom was driven out of Coworth Park in Windsor after spending the night with older brother Prince William ahead of tying the knot with Meghan Markle.

The groom was seen in a convoy of cars ahead of today's ceremony, with thousands of fans already lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the loved-up couple.

The 36-year-old bride spent her last night as a single woman with her mum Doria Ragland at Cliveden Hall, yesterday saying she felt "wonderful" ahead of the big day.

Meghan will today walk down the aisle at St George's Chapel – entering by herself before being joined by her future father-in-law Prince Charles.

The US actress' own father Thomas Markle officially pulled out of the wedding after a tumultuous week where it was revealed he had posed in staged paparazzi photos.

But Meghan has been able to put the drama behind her – today ready to join the Royal Family as she weds the sixth-in-line to the throne.

Thousands are expected to head to Windsor to greet the newlyweds – with many hoping for the wedding to be sealed with a royal kiss or two.

The service at Windsor Castle promises to be a modern affair – with Ben E King's classic Stand by Me due to be sung by a choir.

The couple have also chosen not to "obey" each other in their marriage vows – and instead will "honour and protect".

Among the guests will be Prince Philip, with the 96-year-old's attendance having been in question after he underwent a hip operation.

Preparations are this morning hotting up at the chapel with the flowers, including white peonies, white foxgloves, white stocks and flowering birch among the bouquets.

The wedding ceremony will see Harry and Meghan, newly announced as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, riding together in a two-mile, 25-minute open-top carriage procession through the streets of Windsor.

Last night Harry and and best man Prince William greeted jubilant crowds – many covered in Union Jacks and bunting – after waving off Meghan Markle and her mum Doria.

Prince Harry and William's walkabout echoed the pair's impromptu public appearance on The Mall in central London in 2011.

Beaming Harry shook hands with royal fans in Winds and said he was feeling "great" just a day before his wedding.

He was asked twice if he was nervous, but the Prince replied: "Great, thanks. How are you feeling?"

Meghan's mum Doria sat next to her daughter on the way to the hotel after earlier meeting the Queen for afternoon tea.

Doria had initially been tipped for the role after Meghan's dad Thomas Markle Sr pulled out due to a heart operation.

The 61-year-old mum flew into London to meet the Royal Family this week, and yesterday met to meet the Queen for tea.

A Kensington Palace statement said: "Ms Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding Day.

"The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way."

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The royal family has started to make their way to Windsor, with it yesterday confirming the Duke of Edinburgh would be attending the wedding of the year, after fears he may have to miss it due to a string of health issues.

It's good news for Meghan and Harry, who have endured a turbulent week in the lead up to the big day.

Meghan had yesterday released an emotionally-charged statement to confirm her 73-year-old dad Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, would not be able to attend her big day.

In the statement, the bride-to-be said: "Sadly my father will not be attending our wedding.

"I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.

"I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."

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It was an astonishing statement that seemed to be directed towards her family, with her half-sister Samantha in particular claiming that she had needed to wire cash to their father to help him survive.

Meghan's estranged family members – including her nephews and sister-in-law – also landed in the UK despite not being invited to the wedding – have regularly trashed the 36-year-old bride.

While Meghan reportedly begged her father to attend – saying she still loved him – her reclusive dad eventually pulled out.

This means that mum Doria will be the only direct relative of Meghan's at the wedding.

Pals flew into the UK to support Meghan, with best friend Jessica Mulroney arriving this week.

The Canadian socialite's children are among those who will be bridesmaids and page boys during the ceremony.

Prince George and his little sister Princess Charlotte will also be part of the ceremony at their uncle's wedding.

Police have been seen patrolling the area, with the heavy presence steadily increased throughout Windsor during the buildup.

Extra security measures may include snipers, undercover police and military tech, such as a counter-drone system.

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