Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Share Never-Before-Heard Wedding Details in ‘Harry & Meghan’ Documentary

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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to attend a royal wedding, you’ve come to the right place.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just released the remaining episodes of their Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan. In the fourth installment, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared exclusive details about their 2018 nuptials—including how Prince Harry felt immense pressure as “Diana’s boy” to have a grand wedding.

“There was an expectation to have a public wedding,” he said.  

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Markle also discussed brand-new details about the pre-festivities, which included Champagne, pastries and The Dixie Cups. “On the day of our wedding, I went into a really calm space,” she said. “All I wanted was a mimosa, a croissant and to play the song ‘Going to the Chapel.’ And that’s what I did. It was great.”

The duchess revealed that Prince Harry chose the song that played when she walked down the aisle. “I just remember thinking, ‘Take a deep breath and keep going,’” Markle recalled. “And [Prince Harry] chose the song I walked down the aisle to, which was stunning. It was so beautiful.”

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However, it was her idea to have King Charles give her away. “Harry’s dad is very charming, and I said to him, ‘I’ve lost my dad in this.’ So, him as my father-in-law was very important to me,” Markle said. “So, I asked him to walk me down the aisle, and he said, ‘Yes.’”

The duchess continued, “The whole thing was surreal, but it was at that moment that I could also see H.”

Despite the large crowd, Prince Harry revealed that the ceremony felt intimate. “You know, the world was watching us,” he said. “But when we were actually at the altar, as far as I was concerned it was just the two of us.” Markle added, “H and I are really, really good at finding each other in the chaos.”

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The couple even hired a gospel choir to sing during the ceremony, which hadn’t been done before at a royal wedding. Serena Williams (who was a wedding guest) discussed the symbolic moment, saying, “To have her culture represented in that wedding, it was amazing. I loved it. I thought it was really courageous and breaking boundaries but not trying to.”

A wedding for the books.

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