From the moment Meghan Markle stepped out of the car at St George's Chapel in her Givenchy wedding dress to Prince Harry kissing his new wife for the first time after their ceremony, some parts of the royal wedding are very well documented.
Perhaps lesser-known is the candid moments captured by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their A-list guests, who gathered to celebrate on 19 May 2018. As they mark their fifth wedding anniversary, look back at the rare snaps you may never have seen, including Harry's emotional speech at their wedding reception and the slippers Meghan's Suits co-stars wore…
While royal fans have seen lots of photographs of the guests arriving at Prince Harry and Meghan's big day, Suits star Patrick J. Adams gave everyone a closer look when he took a selfie ahead of the ceremony. The walls of Windsor Castle could clearly be seen, along with the immaculate grounds.
In new photos released in the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, the royal and her new father-in-law exchanged a sweet moment as he prepared to walk her down the aisle in the absence of her father Thomas Markle.
The bride was spotted kissing King Charles in a sweet photo following the wedding ceremony.
And Prince Harry shared a similarly intimate moment with his new mother-in-law away from the official cameras.
The wedding reception
The Duke appeared moved to tears as he raised a glass with his new wife and their guests at a reception at Windsor Castle – we wonder what emotional words he had just said.
In a happier image, Harry and Meghan stood on a balcony overlooking their guests with the Duke cheekily pointing a finger at someone in the crowd.
The newlyweds were pictured twirling on the dancefloor, showing off Meghan's backless second wedding dress by Stella McCartney.
Harry and Meghan looked so in love as they watched fireworks over Frogmore Lake.
The Suits cast got a coach to the nuptials
One of Meghan's former Suits co-stars, Jacinda Barrett snapped a selfie of her and her fellow American friends on a coach on the way to the event. They all looked splendid in their finery.
Serena Williams shared a video of her on the way to the wedding reception
Serena Williams also gave a glimpse at the transport via social media when she uploaded a video of her walking to a double-decker coach in her evening outfit (complete with trainers).
Wedding guests were given slippers on the day
Actress Troian Bellisario took a sneaky picture of her slippers in-between the reception and ceremony. It looks as though the comfy footwear was provided by the happy couple as someone else can be seen sporting a pair too.
Claire Ptak shared a picture of the royal wedding cake
If anyone deserves to get an up-close photograph of the jaw-dropping royal wedding cake, it's the genius behind it. Creator Claire Ptak managed to take a cheeky snap of the glorious cake in situ before the guests even arrived. How incredible!
Bishop Michael Curry was all smiles ahead of the ceremony
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason managed to grab a picture with Bishop Michael Curry ahead of the royal ceremony. Both looked super relaxed prior to their big moments with the world watching.
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